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Dodgers' Muncy making the most out of second chance

LOS ANGELES_The sequence of events that delivered Max Muncy into the middle of the Los Angeles Dodgers lineup began 14 months ago with a text message.

It was sent by general manager Farhan Zaidi, who knew Muncy during their time together in Oakland. Soon after the Athletics released Muncy on March 31, 2017, Zaidi reached out and asked a question: Do you want a job?

"I was sitting there on opening day at home on the couch, watching all my friends getting announced, going out on the field and starting the season," Muncy said. "It was the first time that ever happened to me. That was tough.

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