Dodgers pitchers and catchers reported to Camelback Ranch on Wednesday, but they weren’t alone.
Corey Seager, Joc Pederson and Justin Turner were three notable position players who arrived with pitchers, according to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register. Top prospects Cody Bellinger and Willie Calhoun are also in attendance, per Alanna Rizzo.
Corey Seager showed up early despite Roberts suggesting he stay home until next week.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) February 16, 2017
Justin Turner, Joc Pederson, Corey Seager among #Dodgers position players in camp early
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) February 16, 2017
— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) February 15, 2017
The Dodgers are bringing back almost an identical group from last season. It was expected the group would be eager to get back to working with each other, though seeing as many position players come as early as they have is surprising.
Justin Turner, who re-signed with the team after exploring free agency, is again slated to be one of L.A.’s veteran leaders. Corey Seager won Rookie of The Year a season ago, and he’s getting an early start on a potential MVP-winning season.
Bellinger and Calhoun recently told Dodgers Nation they each intend on playing in the big leagues this season. An early start doesn’t hurt.
Dodgers position players are scheduled to report Feb. 20, with full workouts beginning a day later.