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Iraq veteran tries out for Dodgers

Updated: February 28, 2013, 10:58 PM ET
Associated Press

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A war veteran from Iraq who lost part of his leg in an explosion has tried out for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Daniel "Doc" Jacobs was among 80 hopefuls Thursday at the spring training complex of the Dodgers. He was encouraged to attend by Hall of Famer and former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda.

Jacobs was a Navy corpsman and assigned to a Marine division in 2006 when he was injured by an improvised explosive device. He lost his left leg below the knee and also ...

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