It’s already known that Cody Bellinger is going to see extended playing time in 2019. Moreover, his play in right field becomes a crucial part of that. While Bellinger played the position extensively in the minor leagues – he’s notched just 10 appearances and three starts there in his big league career.
On Tuesday, Bellinger spoke with our friend Alanna Rizzo of Sportsnet Los Angeles. This interview followed up a spring training debut that saw Bellinger go 0 for 2 with a walk.
— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) February 27, 2019
Rizzo asked Bellinger what is the most important thing to get out of spring training.
Health, most importantly. And just getting comfortable in every aspect of the game. Whether it’s hitting or defense or pinch-running, every aspect of the game.
Presumably, Bellinger was probably most emphasizing playing his new position for the first time at the start of a season.
Top stories at Dodgers Nation
- Harper Decision Expected By End of Week
- Kershaw Health Still Ails at Spring Training
- The Quest For a Cody Bellinger Spring Training Autograph Begins
Rizzo asked Bellinger about how his back felt in his first action of the year.
Just stiffness and soreness. It wasn’t that bad, and it isn’t even March yet so it was kind of fun for me to practice and do everything I needed to do.
Without question, it’s good to see Cody Bellinger back on the field; embarking on a new journey in his young career. I can’t wait to write up that first Bellinger bomb post, and then about 40 or so thereafter.
Welcome back to Dodger baseball, Cody.