Daily Distractions: Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu throws, Justin Sellers speaks, Mike Piazza writes.

Hyun-Jin Ryu is throwing and the photographers writers are on the scene with their digital SLRs cell phones:


Some of the Dodgers’ position players are in camp one day early. That includes Justin Sellers, who this morning told reporters at Camelback Ranch that his recent arrest in West Sacramento was “a misunderstanding.” Sellers said he does not need to be present at his scheduled court date in March.

All the pitchers are in tow, including injured reliever Scott Elbert. The left-hander told reporters yesterday that he doesn’t expect to be back until May – not unexpected, since he had arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow Jan. 23 and Sept. 19, 2012. One catcher still hasn’t reported – non-roster invitee Eliezer Alfonso has been delayed by a family issue.

Some links for a Thursday morning:

FoxSports.com reports how Zack Greinke‘s career as a scout began in Milwaukee, sort of.

• Happy 43rd birthday, Takashi Saito.

• ICYMI, Mike Piazza decided to pick a feud with Vin Scully in his new book. If it’s an attempt to make a case for induction to the Hall of Fame, that’s a strange way to build public support.

• Free agent third baseman Scott Rolen isn’t reporting to camp anywhere and wants to keep his options open, including retirement.

• Good piece today in the Arizona Republic about Mark Grace’s DUI wake-up call.

• Finally, something you probably didn’t expect to see today: John Lennon’s son speaks French, covers Jimi Hendrix:

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