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, who will work a reduced schedule in 2019 at his request.The team said Monday the deal extends through the 2021 season. Steiner, who is 69, is entering his 15th season with the Dodgers.Steiner says he’s trying to keep pace with Father Time, Mother Nature and the road, all of which he points out have “never lost a battle.”The Dodgers have hired Tim Neverett to handle play-by-play for an unspecified number of games on SportsNet LA while TV announcer Joe Davis works national assignments and on AM 570 radio while Steiner is off.Neverett worked the last three years as the radio play-by-play voice of the Boston Red Sox http://www.rangersfanproshop.com/authentic-matt-moore-jersey
, who beat the Dodgers in the World Series in October.Previously, the 52-year-old announcer spent seven years as the radio and TV voice of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Neverett had other broadcasting jobs in Denver, including with the Rockies, and in Las Vegas, where he called games for the Dodgers’ and San Diego Padres’ Triple-A teams. The Oakland Athletics were dealt a serious blow in the middle of the postseason race and may be without starting pitcher Sean Manaea for the remainder of the 2018 season.According to Jane Lee of MLB.com Prince Fielder Jersey
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, this is another blow to their starting rotation.Julian McWilliamsof The Athletic reported on Tuesday Brett Anderson was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a forearm strain.Don't expect any moves, though, asKen Rosenthalof The Athletic reported the team is "unlikely to add a starting pitcher" even after the injuries and will instead insert Daniel Mengden and Frankie Montas into the rotation.Oakland is 2.5 games behind the Houston Astros in the American League West but 4.5 games ahead of the Seattle Mariners in the race for the final wild-card position. It will be tasked with holding off the Mariners for the foreseeable future without one of its key pieces in Manaea.