Happy Leap Day! It seems special things happen on this day and it’s true. For one pitcher Yaisel Sierra finally arrives in Arizona, according to L.A. Times writer Andy McCollough.
While he is getting things started pitcher Kenta Maeda has been putting in work and impressing the higher-ups so much he is expected to start Saturday versus the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Roberts said "don't read too much into it" but Scott Kazmir is throwing live BP today, day after Kershaw. Did say Kenta Maeda will start Sat
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) February 28, 2016
While Maeda is starting on Saturday, one Dodger we know won’t be there is third baseman Justin Turner who is still recovering from knee surgery. He is expected to miss the first week of games, but is on his way to be ready to face the San Diego Padres come opening day.
Justin Turner (knee surgery) won't play in big league games the first week, Dave Roberts said, but on track for Opening Day.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) February 29, 2016
That’s good news for Dodgers fans and the starting pitcher for opening day Clayton Kershaw. This prompted our twitter question of the week:
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) March 1, 2016
Make sure you vote on twitter and comment below.
Now Aside from rehabbing Turner has an ever bigger task at hand. Can he, will he win the Dodgers Ping Pong tournament? TWC SportsNetLA reporter Alanna Rizzo put put the official bracket on Instagram.
Kershaw is the champ, so does anyone else stand a chance? Let us know in the comments below.