Yasmani Grandal will catch left-hander Scott Kazmir in a “B” game tomorrow, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters Sunday at Camelback Ranch,.
“He just wants to get on the other side and just work on some stuff over there,” Roberts said.
Kazmir has made two Cactus League starts and allowed 12 hits and seven runs in 3 ⅔ innings.
The Dodgers’ starter for tomorrow’s game against the Brewers is officially listed as “TBD” in the game notes. Mike Bolsinger is lined up to start on regular rest if needed, making him the most likely candidate.
Update (4:21 p.m.): Roberts confirmed that Bolsinger will start.
H/t to Dodger Talk co-host Tony Gwynn Jr. for the video/audio from Roberts’ morning scrum:
Corey Seager sprained his left knee rounding first base in the Dodgers’ 8-4 loss to the Angels on Friday night. (Getty Images)
GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Dodgers avoided a nightmare scenario when an MRI on rookie shortstop Corey Seager‘s left knee revealed only a mild strain. Seager cannot participate in baseball activities for 1-2 weeks.
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GLENDALE, Ariz. — Dodgers pitcher Yaisel Sierra threw batting practice at Camelback Ranch on Saturday, the first time the Cuban right-hander has faced live hitters since arriving in camp.
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GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Dodgers scratched Alex Guerrero from his scheduled return to Cactus League action Saturday with a lingering knee injury. Guerrero, who was scheduled to DH against the Seattle Mariners in a split-squad game in Peoria, Ariz., was replaced by Shawn Zarraga.
Guerrero hasn’t played in a game since March 3.
“I think we’re pretty confident that he’s going to be fine long-term,” Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said Saturday. “Whether that means tomorrow or five days from now it’s tough to say. He’s basically at that last mile where he’s hitting and taking ground balls. It’s just, opening it up in a straight line, he’s felt it a little bit. We have time right now. He’s seeing pitching. We’ll just be smart about it on the front.”
Alex Wood won’t start Saturday because of stiffness in his left (throwing) forearm. (Associated Press photo)
GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Dodgers scratched Alex Wood
from his scheduled start on Saturday due to left forearm soreness.
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