Training and preparation continues apace at Camelback Ranch for the Dodgers. There are a total of 63 ballplayers now in camp; including 31 pitchers and 32 position players. Kenta Maeda, Sergio Romo, Luis Avilan, Josh Fields, Pedro Baez, Brock Stewart and Chase De Jong all threw their first live bullpens of the spring yesterday. Clayton Kershaw, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Steve Geltz, Josh Ravin, Jacob Rhame, Fabio Castillo, Madison Younginer and Patrick Schuster threw regular bullpen sessions
BTW, tomorrow the Dodgers will hold their annual Photo Day in the morning. Players will be posing for Dodger team photographer Jon SooHoo, SNLA, MLB Photos, MLB.com, Topps, Getty Images, Associated Press, USA Today and LA Times. This is where many of photos used for Baseball cards released later this year come from.
Photo above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2017. Go here to check out more pics by Jon from yesterday. Below are more links to check out:
- This Day in Dodger History: In 1960 the demolition of Ebbets Field in Brooklyn begins. In 2009 the Dodgers signed free agent first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz to a minor league contract.
- Happy Birthday, Grant Thatcher, Phil Haugstad, John Shelby, Bobby Bonilla & Luke Prokopec!
- Podcast: The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann talk to Dodgers setup man Grant Dayton. The interview starts at about the 4:15 mark. (link here)
- Audio: Listen to Dodger prospect Cody Bellinger at AM570. (link here)
- Via Curtis Carpenter at TCPalm; "Remembering the Dodger days" at Vero Beach.
- Per Eric Stephen at True Blue LA; "Contract details for Chase Utley & Franklin Gutierrez."
- Scott Boras has added another young Dodger stud to his stable. He current represents Ryu, Seager and Urias. Per a tweet by Robert Murray:
Agent News: #Dodgers top prospect Cody Bellinger is now represented by Scott Boras.— Robert Murray (@RobertMurrayFRS) February 22, 2017
- I got a good chuckle out of this. Per Chad Moriyama at Dodgers Digest; "Yasiel Puig’s 2015 and 2016 seasons represented in picture form."
- With Spring Training in full swing, naturally the infamous Domingo Ayala had to visit the Dodgers. This time he spends some time with Joc Pederson:
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