Monday, March 02, 2015

Dodgers Notes from Spring Training: Full – Squad Workout #5

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.

(Puig playing MLB 15, pic via his twitter)

RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY: With spring showers pouring down in Camelback Ranch – Glendale, the Dodgers held their fifth full-squad workout of 2015, working in the batting cages while the coaching staff held a baserunning meeting and also talked about the new pace of game rules with position players. Clayton Kershaw, Brandon League, Chris Hatcher, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Joel Peralta, Joe Wieland, Ben Rowen, Ryan Buchter and Daniel Coulombe tossed regular bullpens. 

FIVE-IN-A-ROW: Dodger Manager Don Mattingly announced today that he plans to start 2014 National League Most Valuable Player and Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw for the fifth consecutive year on Opening Day when the Dodgers face the San Diego Padres on April 6. Kershaw will become the second pitcher in Los Angeles history to start five consecutive Opening Days for the Dodgers, following Hall of Famer Don Sutton, who pitched seven consecutive Opening Days for the club (1972-78). Sutton and fellow Hall of Famer Don Drysdale (1958-61, 1963, 1965, 1969) share the mark for the most Opening Day starts in L.A. Dodger history with seven.
(Clayton Kershaw, pic via @Dodgers on twitter)

PLAY BALL: After declaring the starters for Dodgers’ first and second Cactus League games on Wednesday, March 4 and Thursday, March 5 against the White Sox at Camelback Ranch - Glendale, the Dodgers announced the pitchers who are scheduled to throw for each game. On March 4, left-hander Erik Bedard will start the game, followed by Carlos Frias, Juan Nicasio, Sergio Santos, Adam Liberatore and Josh Ravin. On March 5, Clayton Kershaw will start, followed by Joe Weiland, Brandon League, Chris Hatcher, Daniel Coulombe and Ryan Buchter.

WELCOME TO CBR: Dodgers broadcasters Charley Steiner, Jaime Jarrín and Jorge Jarrín arrived in Camelback Ranch today as they prepare to call the first Cactus League game on Wednesday, March 4 against the White Sox. The Four-time Emmy Award winner Steiner is entering his 11th season as play-by-play announcer for the Dodgers and will be broadcasting games on SportsNet LA and AM570 KLAC. Hall of Famer, Jaime Jarrín, is entering his 57th season in the Dodgers’ Spanish-language radio booth alongside his son Jorge, who will be new to the broadcast team on Univision America 1020 (KTNQ).

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!: The Dodgers would like wish Single-A Great Lakes Loons hitting coach and former Dodger Jay Gibbons a Happy Birthday. Gibbons returns to the Dodger organization following a nine-year playing career with Baltimore (2001-2007) and Los Angeles (2010-11). Gibbons compiled a .260 batting average to go along with 127 homers and 427 RBI in the big leagues, playing first base and the outfield. He was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 14th round of the 1998 First-Year Player Draft.
(Kapler brought Kendrick some organic maple syrup, pic via @DodgerInsider on twitter)

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