GLENDALE, Ariz. — Here’s a very brief lesson in how statistics, especially at baseball’s lower minor-league levels, can sometimes lie.
Some interesting lineup cards today as the Dodgers and Royals meet in the Cactus League finale for both teams. To the victor goes second place in the Cactus League standings. To the loser, third place.
Really, everyone wins. We all get to go home once the game is over.
Zack Greinke is starting a minor-league game at Camelback Ranch that begins at 10 a.m.
Here are the lineups for the 12 p.m. game at Surprise Stadium:
The Dodgers’ Opening Day payroll projects to approximately $272.8 million, easily the highest in baseball, according to the Associated Press.
The New York Yankees rank second at $219.2 million.