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.
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.
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.