Matt Kemp and Zack Greinke drafted two teams of Dodgers. How will they line up Sunday?

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Dodgers will play a pair of intrasquad games Sunday and Monday at Camelback Ranch, their first of spring training. Tomorrow’s game begins at 11:30 a.m. on the first back field (closest to the major-league clubhouse) and is free to the public.

The method for choosing position players was interesting.

The team coached by Sandy Koufax (“Team Koufax”) was drafted by Zack Greinke. The team coached by Maury Wills (you guessed it — “Team Wills”) was drafted by Matt Kemp. The draft was held behind closed doors, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said, so there was no awkward last-man-standing situation as Greinke and Kemp picked players from a row in the clubhouse.

Mattingly said that Kemp selected Hanley Ramirez with the first pick.

“Some of it was like packages,” Mattingly said. “Like if you took Adrian (Gonzalez), the other guy got two (picks).”

Every player will hit. Kemp, who hasn’t been cleared to run, is sitting out. Team Wills will have to find a designated hitter to replace Justin Sellers, who was designated for assignment Saturday when the Dodgers signed Erisbel Arruebarrena.

Team Koufax Team Wills
Joc Pederson CF Dee Gordon 2B
Carl Crawford LF Juan Uribe 3B
Yasiel Puig RF Hanley Ramirez SS
Scott Van Slyke 1B Adrian Gonzalez 1B
A.J. Ellis C Andre Ethier CF
Clint Robinson DH Tim Federowicz C
Alex Guerrero 2B Nick Buss RF
Justin Turner 3B Mike Baxter LF
Miguel Rojas SS Chone Figgins DH
Brendan Harris DH Justin Sellers DH
Bench: Erickson/O’Brien/Butera Bench: Miguel Olivo/J.C. Boscan

Pitchers scheduled to throw include Matt Magill, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Chris Perez, Brian Wilson, Kenley Jansen and J.P. Howell.

Facebook Twitter Plusone Digg Reddit Stumbleupon Tumblr Email
This entry was posted in JP on the Dodgers, Spring Training and tagged , , by J.P. Hoornstra. Bookmark the permalink.

About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.