Dodgers coach Pat Corrales and AJ Ellis, pic above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2014.
- Via Lyle Spencer at MLB.com, "Mota recalls the greatness of Clemente".
"Being Puerto Rican, he built confidence in Latin American people to not be afraid to express themselves. He was a very proud person, a very proud Puerto Rican, and he was a hero all through Latin America. I had the honor and privilege of being with Roberto Clemente for six years in Pittsburgh and got to know the person, not just the ballplayer. And he was just as great a person as a player."
- Via Mark Saxon at ESPNLosAngeles.com, "Justin Turner lands on his feet at Dodgers camp".
“I like to think I play the game pretty hard,” Turner said. “If I didn’t, I probably wouldn’t be here because I don’t have all the other tools that a lot of the guys in here have. It is what it is. I’m in a good place and I’m happy where I’m at.”
- Via Eno Sarris at FanGraphs, "Brian Wilson Has Thought This Whole Thing Through". Wilson talks about that knuckleball.
- Via David Schoenfield at ESPN.com, "Ranking the best 'core fives' in the majors". The Dodgers came in as the team with the best 'Core 5' in the game. (Hat Tip: Jon Weisman at Dodger Insider)
- Ken Gurnick at MLB.com, "Struggling Puig shows frustrations after hitless game".
- Via Eric Stephen at True Blue LA, "Carl Crawford roster status for Australia awaiting delivery". He's isn't going to Australia.
The left fielder said on Friday his legs felt 100 percent and that he wasn't having any issues with his right quad or hamstring, both of which were tight early in camp. But Crawford's fiancée is expecting a baby "any day now," per Crawford, and he wants to be there for the birth of his child.
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