Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Dodgers Notes from Spring Training: Full – Squad Workout #6

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.

(Camelback Ranch field, pic via @Dodgers on twitter)

WE ARE TALKING ABOUT PRACTICE: With the sun shining once again, the Dodgers held their sixth and final full-squad workout of the spring today at Camelback Ranch – Glendale. The club worked on rundowns and did baserunning drills before taking batting practice on the main fields. Right-handers Brandon McCarthy and Chad Gaudin threw a live BP session on Field 3 while Zack Greinke, J.P. Howell, David Aardsma, Pedro Baez, Dustin McGowan, David Huff, Ryan Buchter, Paco Rodriguez, Chris Reed, Zach Lee, Chris Anderson, Julio Urias and Mike Adams tossed regular bullpens. 

LINE ‘EM UP:  Today, Dodger Manager Don Mattingly announced his lineup for club’s Cactus League opener vs. the White Sox tomorrow afternoon. Jimmy Rollins will leadoff and play short; Carl Crawford bats second in left field; Adrian Gonzalez will play first and hit third; Howie Kendrick makes his Dodger debut in the cleanup spot and plays second; another first-time Dodger, Yasmani Grandal will catch and hit fifth; Andre Ethier hits sixth and is in center field; Juan Uribe bats seventh at third base; Joc Pederson will be the designated hitter, batting eighth and Chris Heisey rounds out the lineup in right field, batting ninth. The pitchers scheduled to throw after starter Erik Bedard are Carlos Frias, Juan Nicasio, Sergio Santos, Adam Liberatore and Josh Ravin.

READ ACROSS AMERICA: This afternoon, the Dodgers celebrated Read Across America day as minor leaguers Alex Verdugo and James Baldwin read to schoolchildren at Villa de Paz Elementary School on 103rd and Camelback.
(All-Star panels on the legends walk, pic via @Dodgers on twitter)

EVERYONE IS IN TOWN: In advance of the first game and telecast tomorrow, Dodger broadcasters Rick Monday and Pepe Yniguez arrived in Glendale today as they prepare to call the first Cactus League game tomorrow. Monday is entering his 23rd season as a Dodger broadcaster and this season will be behind the microphone for every AM 570 Los Angeles Sports broadcast as either an analyst or play-by-play man. Yniguez, who enters his 17th season with the Dodgers, will join Dodger legend Fernando Valenzuela on SportsNet LA calling the games in Spanish.   

MAKING MEMORIES: Those coming to the ranch this morning, took notice of several new installations around the complex’s grounds. Visible to fans for the first time were a new scoreboard on the Dodger replica field and All-Star panels on the legends walk, which make for tremendous photo opportunities. In addition, fans coming to the stadium for the Cactus League lid-lifter tomorrow will see the retired numbers of Pee Wee Reese, Tommy Lasorda, Duke Snider, Jim Gilliam, Don Sutton, Walter Alston, Sandy Koufax, Roy Campanella, Jackie Robinson and Don Drysdale in left field. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!: The Dodgers would like to wish Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers pitching coach and former Dodger Scott Radinsky a Happy Birthday. Radinsky graduated from Simi Valley High School and pitched in Los Angeles from 1996-98. The left-handed reliever has been coaching in the organization since 2013, when he started as the pitching coach for Rookie-advanced Ogden. Last year, Radinsky was the pitching coach for Double-A Chattanooga.
(Adrian Gonzalez via Juan Ocampo/LA Dodgers 2015)

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