One of the difficulties of players not near their home stadiums has been with getting in proper reps. The Dodgers are no stranger to that, with several of their big league roster members scattered throughout the country.
Clayton Kershaw is one of those guys who is spending his time back home in Texas. He spoke with the Petros and Money show to talk about how he’s been getting work in, including throwing with former teammate Brett Anderson. Anderson was with the Dodgers as recently as 2016.
There’s plenty of places to go throw with enough yardage to do it. Thankfully, there’s one other guy here in town, former Dodger Brett Anderson. Brett lives here and he’s kind of become part of my quarantine circle. So we throw together and that works out. You don’t have to get close playing catch so that’s awesome.
Anderson spent some time with the Dodgers in the 2015 and 2016 seasons. After making 31 starts in the 2015 campaign, Anderson was hit hard by injuries. He accepted the Dodgers qualifying offer of $15.8 million following his successful 2015 season, but back surgery for a bulging disc completely ruined his next year. Anderson signed a one-year deal with the Brewers this past December.
While Kershaw is not able to be back in Los Angeles getting ready with his Dodgers teammates, Chris Taylor did reveal that players are working out. In an Instagram live session with Ross Stripling on Friday, Taylor noted that players have even started taking live batting practice at the stadium.