Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Dodgers Notes from Spring Training: Pitchers & Catchers Workout #4

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.

(Tommy Bobblehead, pic via Jon SooHoo on twitter)

SUPER TUESDAY: Dodger pitchers and catchers held their fourth official workout of Spring Training today, with PFPs, bullpen sessions and batting practice in preparation for Opening Day, April 4 at San Diego. Los Angeles, in its eighth season training in Arizona, kicks off Cactus League play on Thursday, March 3 against the White Sox.

JUST THINKING ABOUT TOMORROW: Though many position players Рincluding Adrian Gonzalez, Kiké Hernandez, Micah Johnson, Joc Pederson, Yasiel Puig, Corey Seager, Trayce Thompson, Justin Turner Chase Utley and Scott Van Slyke - have already been working out for the better part of a week at Camelback Ranch, tomorrow marks the official report date for physicals for the full-squad. The first full-squad workout will take place on Thursday.
(Pitchers warmup, pic via SportsNet LA on twitter)

GREAT SCOTT: Among the pitchers to throw his second “official” bullpen today was veteran left-hander Scott Kazmir, who was signed to a three-year deal in the off-season. In 2015 with Oakland and Houston, Kazmir combined to post a 7-11 record with a 3.10 ERA in 31 starts, ranking among the AL’s best in ERA (4th), opponents’ batting average (.237, 15th) and WHIP (1.21, 15th). The three-time All-Star (2006, ’08, ’14) has a 98-90 career record with a 3.96 ERA in 272 games (271 starts) in 11 big league seasons, all in the American League, with the Rays (2004-09), Angels (2009-11), Indians (2013), Athletics (2014-15) and Astros (2015).
(Kazmir, pic via Jon SooHoo/Dodgers 2016)
  • Joining Kazmir in throwing their second official bullpens of the spring today were Kenta Maeda, Alex Wood, Brandon Beachy, Mike Bolsinger, Pedro Baez, Ian Thomas, Chris Anderson, Julio Urias, Jose De Leon, Jharel Cotton and Jacob Rhame.
GOING TO BAT AGAINST CANCER: Today, Major League Baseball launched the 2016 Honorary Bat Girl Contest, which will recognize one fan per MLB Club who has been affected by breast cancer and has demonstrated a commitment to battling the disease.  Dodger fans, ages 18 and older, can share stories about themselves or loved ones who are “Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer” by visiting HonoraryBatGirl.com for a chance to be recognized on-field by the Dodgers on Monday, May 9 against the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium. Entries can be submitted by breast cancer survivors, friends and family, advocates and/or supporters of the cause through April 14 at 1:59 p.m. PT. A panel of guest-judges, including Dodger pitcher Scott Kazmir, will help select the winning submissions based on the following criteria: originality, quality of writing, demonstration of commitment to breast cancer awareness and online fan votes.
(Kershaw and ping pong, pic via Jon SooHooon @Dodgers twitter)

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