Don Mattingly announced that he’s contemplated the idea of a platoon at second base. With Alex Guerrero not exactly proving himself as deserving of the starting position, Mattingly is keeping his options open by considering the idea of having two guys share the position.
Yasiel Puig had a few setbacks this week. On Thursday, he skipped practice due to a bruised thigh shortly after being put on a throwing program to help the inflammation in his shoulder. Mattingly also made a statement regarding the 26 pounds Puig gained since the end of the season. He considered it not a huge problem, but said it was something they would keep an eye on.
Brian Stow, the Dodger fan who tragically fell into a coma after being beaten by two Giants fans, would reach a little more closure this week. Two men were finally charged for this crime. The Dodgers organization released a statement showing their relief that the two men have finally taken responsibility for their actions.
The week finished with a scare at Camelback Ranch. Andre Ethier hit a line drive during batting practice that nailed Sandy Koufax in the head. Koufax managed to stay on his feet, but was still inspected by team trainers. He also received a precautionary CT scan, but Koufax swore his injury was nothing more than a scratch and a bruise.
Here are the biggest stories from the past week:
Kershaw may not be the starter for all three of the Dodgers openers this season
Figgins swears ‘Dodgers will get ‘player from Anaheim‘
Mattingly and Ramirez talk about possible extension
Paco Rodriguez likely to start season in the Majors
Mattingly considering a platoon at second base
Chad Billingsley is not concerned about a spot in the rotation
Puig skips practice due to bruised thigh
Two people finally charged in Bryan Stow case
Dodgers come closer to deal with Erisbel Arruebarruena
Mattingly doesn’t expect Kemp to play in Australia
Sandy Koufax takes a line drive to the head during spring training
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