Pitchers and catchers for the Los Angeles Dodgers arrived at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz. for the start of Spring Training on Thursday. Due to changes made on the roster and in the front office this past offseason, there are several new faces this spring when compared to last year.
Entering their first Spring Training with the Dodgers, general Manager Farhan Zaidi and president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman answered questions about the near and distant future of the Dodgers, while Camelback Ranch veterans such as Hyun-jin Ryu and 2014 National League MVP Clayton Kershaw discussed multiple issues pertaining to the upcoming season.
Zaidi and Friedman also answered questions about possible replacements for closer Kenley Jansen, who earlier this week was ruled out for the next 8-12 weeks after undergoing surgery on his left foot to remove a growth.
Also part of the first day’s festivities if you will, was Mattingly adding he may rely on matchups to replace Jansen, as opposed to finding a designated closer.
Pitchers and catchers held their first official workout of the spring on Friday, which included Kershaw throwing a bullpen session. Kershaw came out of it disappointed with his performance, though A.J. Ellis had a different opinion.
As per usual, Dodgers team photographer Jon SooHoo was on hand to capture all the moments from the first two days of Spring Training.
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