Dodgers and Padres Will Play Three-Game Series In Mexico in May

In 1996, the Padres and Mets played three games in Monterrey, the first series to be played in Mexico.

Major League Baseball continues to spread its influence internationally by adding a series in Mexico next season.

In 2014, the Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks played their Opening Series in Sydney, Australia, the last time the Dodgers played games internationally.

"The games, which will take place May 4-6 at Estadio Monterrey, mark the first regular-season contests in Mexico since 1999", AJ Cassavell of reported.

The Dodgers have played exhibition games in Mexico three times in their history. "Both teams have a strong following south of the border and we anticipate a very warm and spirited reception when we visit Monterrey", said Padres first baseman Wil Myers.

The games will be the third Major League Baseball regular-season series played in Monterrey.

"The Dodgers are excited and extremely proud to be returning to Mexico as a team for the fourth time in our history", Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten said in a written statement announcing the series. However, the league announced a plan for many more games over the next few years. In 2003 they played the New York Mets, also in Mexico City.

The series will be the Dodgers first trip outside the US or Canada since 2014 when they played two games in Sydney, Australia against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Padres infield prospect Luis Urias, a native of Magdalena de Kino, is expected to make his own big-league debut sometime next season. Director of player development Gabe Kapler left to become manager of the Philadelphia Phillies and his top assistant, Jeremy Zoll, took a job with the Twins.



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