While the Los Angeles Dodgers are well into Spring Training, Minor League camp didn’t open in full until Saturday. In the days leading up to Minor Leaguers officially beginning their Spring Training, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly indicated roster moves were on the horizon.
The Dodgers made that official Saturday with the announcement Chris Anderson, Ryan Butcher, Josh Ravin and Julio Urias were reassigned to Minor League camp. Urias’ first experience in big league camp provided the young left-hander with valuable experience, but it wasn’t without hiccups.
In a combined two relief appearances, Urias allowed one run on three hits and issued three walks — with all three coming in his first appearance. Urias managed to pitch just 0.1 of an inning against the Chicago Cubs before being removed from the game due to pitch count.
Despite some of the troubles Urias ran into, he viewed them as a lesson learned and seemed comfortable with his body of work.
As one of the non-roster invitees, Ravin impressed in the opportunities he was given. Over three relief appearances (2.2 innings pitched), he retired all eight batters faced and recorded four strikeouts. Butcher also appeared in three games (three innings), had three strikeouts and gave up a solo home run.
Anderson appeared in two games, hit a batter and allowed one run in three innings. Getting pitchers over to the Minor League side of camp should allow for those still with the Dodgers to see more innings, which Mattingly indicated was becoming an issue.
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