GLENDALE, Ariz. — Some odds and ends from this morning’s media scrum with Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, plus the lineups for today’s 12 p.m. (PT) game against the Texas Rangers in Surprise:
This is Part 47 of a series in which every member of the 2015 Dodgers has his season juxtaposed with an episode of the greatest sitcom of all-time. Don’t take it too seriously.
Hyun-Jin Ryu, SP
Key stats: 0 G
Seinfeld episode: “The Chinese Restaurant” (Season 2, Episode 11)
Key quote: “Alright, listen, alright. How much longer is it gonna be?”
Hyun-Jin Ryu has gone back to Korea each of the last two off-seasons and filmed various TV spots. This one, for Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), caught him in the middle of an off-season workout.
Can doing push-ups with toddlers on your back mean good things for your left shoulder labrum? Check it out:
I spent the first six innings of Tuesday night’s game standing in the hallway connecting the Dodgers and Braves clubhouses. That was a waste of time. So far as I can tell, only a bat and a little black book are going to Atlanta — not Juan Uribe, who must have watched the entire game from the Dodgers clubhouse, since he wasn’t in the dugout (or the hallway) after the National Anthem. Maybe he and Hyun-jin Ryu watched the game together. You all can use your imaginations.
Uribe is, of course, about to be traded to the Atlanta Braves. You don’t get choked up about trades that don’t happen. Teammates do not say their goodbyes if you’re going to be their teammate tomorrow.
If Uribe is a Dodger tomorrow, he’ll need a locker.
A #Dodgers clubhouse attendant is cleaning out Juan Uribe's locker.
— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) May 27, 2015
Multiple reports have the Dodgers receiving Eric Stults, Alberto Callaspo, Ian Thomas and Juan Jaime in return for Uribe and Chris Withrow. I can’t offer anything more than that, other than the fact that I saw more Dodgers front office officials hovering around the clubhouse today than any single day since the regular season began.
Check that. I can offer two more things:
True story: It was cloudy, breezy and growing unusually cold as the Dodgers filed onto the field for their usual pregame stretch today. The skies were gray. I asked Brett Anderson if he thought it was going to rain. “No,” he said. “I’m not pitching today.” (Outside joke.)
It didn’t rain Friday, but a couple droughts ended in the Dodgers’ 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres.