Sunday, February 22, 2015

Dodgers Notes from Spring Training: Pitchers & Catchers Workout #3

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.

(Gimme five, Donnie!  Pic via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2015)

THE THEORY OF EVERYSPRING: Today marked the third 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.
  • Clayton Kershaw, Brandon League, Brandon McCarthy, Brett Anderson, Joe Wieland, Chris Hatcher, Juan Nicasio, Daniel Coulombe, Carlos Frias, Adam Liberatore, Erik Bedard, David Huff, Josh Ravin and Ryan Buchter all threw their second “official” bullpens of the spring.
  • Two pitchers who haven’t thrown bullpens yet – Zack Greinke (elbow) and Joel Peralta (shoulder) – played catch this morning. Both are expected to be back on a regular schedule soon. Right-hander Ben Rowen is recovering from thoracic outlet syndrome surgery and is not expected back until the latter part of Spring Training.
  • A couple more position players reported to camp early for voluntary workouts, including Chris Heisey and Darnell Sweeney while catcher Ali Solis left camp due to a contractual issue.

BIRDMAN: Dodger non-roster invitee and 2013 first-round selection (18th overall) Chris Anderson is making his first appearance in big league camp after going 10-7 with a 3.94 ERA in 39 games (37 starts) over his first two minor league seasons. Last year, Anderson was 7-7 with a 4.62 ERA and a league-leading 146 strikeouts (in 134.1 IP) in 27 games (25 starts) for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga. The Minnesota native attended Jacksonville University, where he was freshman All-America and earned second team all-conference honors. 
(Do some video work, pic via Jon SoHoo/LA Dodgers 2015)

TICKETCATCHER: 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, including the sold-out contest against the Giants on Friday, March 27. In addition, the following three games have limited ticket availability: Friday, March 13 vs. the Reds, Saturday, March 14 vs. the Indians and Thursday, March 19 vs. the Angels. Tickets can be purchased online at 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.
(Joc Pederson, pic via Jon SooHoo/La Dodgers 2015)

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