Ramsey and Walters have been assigned to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Neither player was in the lineup for the Dodgers’ noon game in Nashville.
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Howie Kendrick was slated to play third base for the first time today against the Cleveland Indians but was a late scratch due to a groin injury.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts talked about Kendrick’s injury after the game:
I have that thought a lot during spring training. Sometimes there isn’t a narrative yet, and that’s OK. It’s March 7.
Here we have Mike Bolsinger and Yasmani Grandal. Bolsinger had a 1-2-3 first inning against the Cleveland Indians in his Dodgers debut on Saturday. He coughed up a single, a wild pitch and an RBI single in the second inning. Then his day was over; he didn’t throw any more pitches in the bullpen.
Grandal came out to talk to Bolsinger at one point in the second inning. The catcher then did something Matt Kemp did a lot: He hit an opposite-field home run off a right-handed pitcher. It isn’t Grandal’s job to make Dodger fans forget about Kemp, necessarily, even though they were traded for each other. It is his job to make fans forget that he blew his knee out in 2013 and didn’t really recover until late in 2014 — perhaps not until he started playing Winter ball.
GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Dodgers announced their lineup for Saturday’s game against the Cleveland Indians at Maryvale:
(Mike Bolsinger RHP)
Chad Gaudin is the only relief pitcher listed on the sheet posted in the clubhouse, so count on several minor-league pitchers joining the big-league club on the bus. Manager Don Mattingly said that Gaudin will pitch two innings.
Cory Kluber RHP
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Right-hander Zach Lee will make his Cactus League debut against the Milwaukee Brewers in Maryvale, while left-hander David Huff will start the Dodgers’ other split-squad game at home against the Seattle Mariners, manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday.
Both games begin at noon Pacific Time.
Uber-prospect Julio Urias is scheduled to pitch in relief of Huff at Camelback Ranch, though Mattingly said Wednesday “that could be changed.” Mattingly will manage the game at Camelback Ranch.
Mattingly said tentatively that Brandon McCarthy will start Saturday’s game against the Cleveland Indians in Goodyear.
For now, the Dodgers starters will get only “four innings, a couple at-bats.” So if you’re coming to any of these games and want to watch someone whose name you’ll recognize, arrive early.