The Los Angeles Dodgers begin their Spring Training games tomorrow as they take on the Chicago White Sox, but there was still plenty of news today. It included a report that Yasiel Puig is not expected to be suspended, the rotation is set for the first five games of spring, and a whole lot more. Enjoy today’s edition of Dodgers Credits!
- According to sources, outfielder Yasiel Puig is not expected to be suspended for domestic violence.
- The team’s rotation is set for the first five games of Spring Training, and possibly for the regular season.
- Utility man Alex Guerrero is being tabbed as a third baseman now, so that’s where he’ll play going forward.
- The team needs Joc Pederson to rebound from a tough last half of 2015 and shine in 2016.
- 18 months ago, Clayton Kershaw threw the most perfect pitch at the perfect time but it went imperfectly.
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- Even though he joined the team, Yaisel Sierra’s family is still over in Cuba. [Los Angeles Daily News]
- Left-hander Brett Anderson got to the core of his physical issues. [Los Angeles Times]
- Los Angeles is using technology to help the players’ reaction times. [Orange County Register]
- The team is taking their time and being patient with Julio Urias. [Los Angeles Times]
- New acquisition Yaisel Sierra gave his thoughts on his first day. [TWC SportsNet LA]
- Hyun-jin Ryu downplayed the long break between bullpen sessions. [ESPN]
- Brett Anderson felt a tweak in his lower back on Tuesday and will undergo tests. [MLB.com]
- Hitting coach Turner Ward’s first priority is helping Joc Pederson. [MLB.com]
- Playing time for the catchers is slowly starting to become clear. [ESPN]
- The Dodgers’ 2016 rotation seems eerily similar to Boston’s 2015 one. [Beyond The Box Score]