Set your bookmarks. Here is the Dodgers’ complete 2017 spring training schedule:
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier returned to the clubhouse two days after he was diagnosed with a fractured right tibia. Ethier is still walking in crutches and probably will be for six weeks. That’s how long he was told not to put any pressure on his broken leg.
“It never felt right,” he said. “Still isn’t.”
GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Dodgers sent Corey Seager to the back fields today to see live pitching, for the first time (I think) since he injured his knee earlier this month. Seager didn’t run at all in the two times I saw him bat against the Kansas City Royals, so it could be that he hasn’t been cleared to run in a live game yet. Seager has been running the bases on his own.
It’s a small step forward for the 21-year-old shortstop, who was given a 1-2 week timetable for recovery when he sprained his left knee on March 12. Saturday will mark two weeks since the injury.
Here’s some video from his two plate appearances:
GLENDALE, Ariz. — In his longest outing of spring training so far, Dodgers pitching prospect Yadier Alvarez was clocked at 100 mph on the radar gun in his third and final inning of a Single-A game against the Kansas City Royals at Camelback Ranch.
Two of the three scouts I spoke with had the 20-year-old clocked at 100; the other had him topping out at 99.
The Dodgers are expected to assign Alvarez to Single-A Rancho Cucamonga or Great Lakes to begin the season. Alvarez, who is from Cuba, signed with the Dodgers for a $16 million bonus last July.