Los Angeles and San Diego are scheduled to play a three-game series in Monterrey, Mexico, next spring, Major League Baseball announced Monday. "These games will also mark the first time that the Dodgers are playing regular season contests in Mexico, something long overdue, given our rich player history and strong community ties to the country". Born in the USA and raised in Tijuana, Mexico, Adrian added, "This series will be memorable for all involved, as we visit Monterrey to repay the baseball fans in Mexico for their never-ending support of the game we all love".
The series will be the first of six that Major League Baseball plans to play in Mexico over the next four seasons.
The Padres have been part of all three Monterrey visits - against the Colorado Rockies to open the 1999 season and in 1996, which featured the famous Ken Caminiti "Snickers" game against the New York Mets.
The regular-season series is the first of six that Major League Baseball plans to play in Mexico over the next four seasons, part of a dramatic expansion in global play. It will be the first series played there since 1999, when the Padres won two out of three games against the Rockies in the first-ever global Opening Day.
Players would reportedly receive a $15,000 bonus for participating in the series.
This will be the third regular-season series in Monterrey.
The Dodgers have three prominent players of Mexican heritage on their roster, but it is unclear if any might be on the team when it plays in Monterrey.
This is the third shift in games announced for next season. He batted.174 in 23 at-bats.
The Dodgers and Padres will square off south of the border next season.