GLENDALE, Ariz. — Right-hander Brad Penny is listed as the probable starter for the Chicago White Sox against his former club today (1 p.m., Camelback Ranch). The Dodgers’ lineup has a very Opening Day-ish look to it, with Clayton Kershaw on the mound and a couple interesting twists.
A left-handed swinging Yasmani Grandal bats cleanup after first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. A left-handed swinging Carl Crawford bats sixth. Andre Ethier starts in center field and bats eighth:
Jimmy Rollins SS
Yasiel Puig RF
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Yasmani Grandal C
Howie Kendrick 2B
Carl Crawford LF
Juan Uribe 3B
Andre Ethier CF
Clayton Kershaw P
Bench: Joc Pederson, Chris Heisey, Scott Van Slyke, Alex Guerrero, Kike Hernandez, Darwin Barney, Justin Turner.
Bullpen: Adam Liberatore, Paco Rodriguez, Joel Peralta, Chris Hatcher, Pedro Baez.
It’s the fifth spring training start for Kershaw, who gets one more turn before Opening Day. Figure he’ll get something in the neighborhood of 95-100 pitches to work with. Could be less if he gets on a roll and Don Mattingly decides his bullpen needs some work.
Update (1 p.m.): The Dodgers have recalled minor-leaguers Buck Britton, Peter Lavin, Ali Solis, Spencer Navin, Jacob Scavuzzo and Nate Samson.
Here is the Chicago White Sox lineup:
Micah Johnson 2B
Alexei Ramirez SS
Jose Abreu 1B
Adam LaRoche DH
Avisail Garcia RF
Conor Gillaspie 3B
Tyler Flowers C
J.B. Shuck LF
Emilio Bonifacio CF
Brad Penny, RHP
Dodgers pitcher Chad Gaudin, third from left, speaks with head athletic trainer Stan Conte about a “tweak” sensation in his right biceps area. (Associated Press photo)
For years, biomechanics and injury prevention have been viewed as the next frontier of sabermetric analysis. The Dodgers are boldly venturing into the new territory by partnering with Kitman Labs, an Irish biomechanics company that focuses on injury prevention.
Kitman is providing equipment that the Dodgers will use to collect data on its minor-league players.
Read more from SI.com, ESPN.com and DodgerInsider.com.
The Dodgers may be in Arizona, but they can only stay out of the Hollywood headlines for so long.
TMZ reported that Evelyn Lozada, a television personality and the wife of Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford, is starring in and producing a brand new reality series on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network. From the report:
Sources connected to the show tell us the series will focus on Evelyn’s relationship — and raising their 1-year-old son … while already being a parent to a smokin’ hot 21-year-old daughter, Shaniece.
So far, no word if any of Crawford’s L.A. Dodgers teammates are scheduled to appear on the show … but with attention-loving stars like Yasiel Puig on the Blue Crew … we wouldn’t rule it out.
Lozada then posted this to her Instagram account yesterday:
Today, I have received so much positive love in regards to my new show with @OWNTV. You all have been so supportive and it hasn't gone unnoticed. I would like to thank everyone at @OWNTV, Shed Media (Pam, Dan, Lisa, Jon), @Oprah, @iyanlavanzant, @sherisalata, @danikaberry, @AskMercy, @tonygaskins and @shanieceh for believing in me. We are going to have an awesome journey. #EveOnOWN #ShanieceOnOWN #OWNTV #Vidalux #ImBack ❤️