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Roberts eager to embark on new role

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LOS ANGELES -- Dave Roberts is the 28th manager in Dodgers franchise history, the 10th since the club arrived in Los Angeles and the first minority manager in team history.

In this interview with MLB.com, Roberts addresses the rash of injuries that hit the club during Spring Training and how his positivity helps keep players focused during times of stress.

LOS ANGELES -- Dave Roberts is the 28th manager in Dodgers franchise history, the 10th since the club arrived in Los Angeles and the first minority manager in team history.

In this interview with MLB.com, Roberts addresses the rash of injuries that hit the club during Spring Training and how his positivity helps keep players focused during times of stress.

Roberts also reacts to the fact that the Dodgers haven't had a Manager of the Year since Tom Lasorda in 1988, the last time the Dodgers won the World Series.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com.

Los Angeles Dodgers