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Dodgers come through for Rod Barajas

Updated: February 28, 2011, 1:01 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Los Angeles Dodgers had left Rod Barajas in a bind. And so, the veteran catcher almost left them in one.

To Barajas, who grew up in Norwalk, the Dodgers were still the Dodgers. He didn't look at the uniform and think of rich owners getting expensive divorces. He saw it and thought of the same franchise he fell in love with as a small child. He thought of Fernando Valenzuela, a hero to Southern California's Mexican-American community and the player he used to emulate. ...

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