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For Dodgers, youth is served, then served again

June 7, 2011 |  9:52 am

Interpret it as you will -- they have no other choice, they’ve given up on the season, it’s their best move to win now -- but the Dodgers have gotten remarkably younger as the season has unfolded.

Six players already have made major-league debuts this season: Jerry Sands, Ivan de Jesus Jr., Javy Guerra, Rubby De La Rosa, Josh Lindblom and Dee Gordon. All but De Jesus remain on the roster.

Fifteen current Dodgers are under 30. At the moment, two rookies are semi-regular starters (Sands and Gordon) and another is in the rotation (De La Rosa).

The Dodgers are trying to crawl back into the race with five rookies on their roster. Tough road ahead.

-- Steve Dilbeck