Throughout Spring Training the Dodgers PR department sends out helpful daily notes from Camelback Ranch, and I am happy to pass them along. See what they've written below.
|(Warning! Pic via @LKRBOI on twitter)|
A CASE OF THE MONDAYS: Today marked the fourth day of workouts for pitchers and catchers at Camelback Ranch – Glendale. Position players report on Wednesday, with the first full-squad workout of 2015 scheduled for Thursday.
- David Aardsma, Brett Anderson, J.P. Howell, Paco Rodriguez, Pedro Baez, Mike Bolsinger, Yimi Garcia, Julio Urias, Zach Lee, Chris Anderson and Chris Reed all threw their second “official” bullpens of the spring.
- A couple more position players reported to camp early for voluntary workouts, including Andre Ethier and Jimmy Rollins.
|(Dustin McGowan, pic via Jon SooHoo)|
NEWEST DODGER: Today, the Dodgers announced the signing of free-agent right-handed pitcher Dustin McGowan to a one-year contract and placed right-handed pitcher Brandon Beachy on the 60-day disabled list (recovery from right elbow surgery). McGowan, who will wear No. 27, has a 25-27 career record with a 4.57 ERA in 158 games (68 starts) in seven big league seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2005-08, 2011, 2013-14. In 90 career relief appearances, McGowan has posted a 4-1 record with a 3.79 ERA and limited opposing hitters to a .224 batting average. The 32-year-old made a career-high 53 appearances (eight starts) for the Blue Jays last year, going 5-3 with a 4.17 ERA and his first-career save. McGowan started the campaign as a member of Toronto’s starting rotation and went 2-2 with a 5.08 ERA (22 ER/39.0 IP) in eight starts, before being added to the bullpen, where he was a solid contributor with a 3.35 ERA (16 ER/43.0 IP), a 1.16 WHIP and a .215 opponents’ batting average in 45 appearances.
|(Orel Hershiser and David Aardsma, via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2015)|
GOING FAST: The Dodgers announced two more Cactus League sellouts today, for March 13 (7:05 p.m. vs. Cincinnati) and March 14 (1:05 p.m. vs. Cleveland). The club had previously announced a sellout for the March 27 game vs. San Francisco. Tickets for both the Dodgers’ and White Sox’ Spring Training games at Camelback Ranch-Glendale are on sale now and record attendance is expected at the park this season. The Dodgers’ home Spring Training game schedule features a total of 15 games and tickets can be purchased online at Dodgers.com/Spring or via the phone by calling 800-905-3315. Single-game tickets are available for purchase at the Camelback Ranch-Glendale ticket office now and ticket office hours are 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. MT from Monday-Saturday. On game days, the ticket office remains open for 30 minutes following the conclusion of play. Single-game tickets start at just $9 and parking is always free at Camelback Ranch-Glendale.
A BULLDOG BEHIND THE MIC: The Dodgers would like to welcome the 1988 Cy Young Award winner and current club broadcaster Orel Hershiser to Camelback Ranch! Hershiser will be in town for the next few days shooting short interviews for SportsNet LA’s “Connected With” series with Dodger players and coaches, before returning next month to call games on the network. SportsNet LA will broadcast 31 Dodger Spring Training games, including the team’s three Freeway Series exhibition games against the Angels. The first live Spring Training telecast will be the Dodgers’ Cactus League opener against the White Sox on Wednesday, March 4 at 12:05 p.m. PT.
IN OTHER NEWS: Congratulations to Zaidi on winning the Dodger front office Oscar pool by correctly predicting 20 of 24 category winners in last night’s award ceremony…in a heated game of golf match play yesterday, the duo of Tim Wallach and Steve Yeager defeated Rick Honeycutt and Jose Vizcaino at The 500 Club in Glendale.
|(Puig being Puig, pic via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2015)|
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