The Dodgers have found themselves in a fortunate spot for 2020. Despite all of the factors working against them, they were able to enter the season without any major injuries. The team was also able to avoid any COVID cases that would prevent key players from making the roster.
They have not been able to completely avoid the virus though. AJ Pollock revealed that he had tested positive when he finally got to Summer Camp. Kenley Jansen also opted to reveal that he test positive before arriving at camp. And now, another Dodgers player revealed their positive test.
Scott Alexander spoke with Dodgers media ahead of their game with San Diego on Monday. He revealed that COVID-19 was the reason he was a late arrival to camp, and why he was behind.
Scott Alexander confirms he contracted COVID explaining his lateness to camp.
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) August 3, 2020
The Dodgers are lucky to have Alexander back and ready to go. So far in 2020, he’s proven to be incredibly effective in big spots. He has made three appearances and not given up a single earned run. He’s also struck out four guys in 3.2 innings of work.
Alexander is one of the several left-handed arms that makes up a very good Dodgers bullpen. Adam Kolarek, Caleb Ferguson, and Jake McGee have also been very way better than expected.
The Dodgers will play two more in San Diego before heading back home for a series with the Giants on Friday. San Francisco will be in town for three games.