While we all know next week is huge for whether or not baseball will be played in 2020, some Dodgers players are already getting into the swing of things at Dodger Stadium. Utility man Chris Taylor caught up with Ross Stripling on Friday and spilled the beans that several players are now currently working out at the stadium.
Thankfully for those players, they’re getting what looks to be a nearly completed Dodger Stadium to work with. Of course, the ballpark underwent a $100M renovation this past offseason that has nearly stretched into the summer months amid the coronavirus pandemic.
So the stadium is ready and things seem to be lining up toward a rumored July opening day. Now the holdup might just be the players… sort of. Club owners and the players union are working on a middle ground for health and safety rules in a reduced 2020 campaign. But the big issue might be money.
Fortunately, players seem to feel that the season will be played this year, albeit a much different version than we’re accustomed to. One key element changing for the Dodgers? The universal designated hitter. But if you ask Ross Stripling and Justin Turner, they only see a positive.
If we dig a little deeper, it opens up a prime role for an aging Turner.
In other, unexpected drama, former Dodger Darryl Strawberry had some critical words for fans in Los Angeles when talking about his time in Dodger blue.
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