The Los Angeles Dodgers are weeks into Spring Training, have played eight Cactus League games, including Tuesday’s contest against the Colorado Rockies, as a trip to San Antonio for Big League Weekend looms — now under two weeks away.
Beginning March 20, the Dodgers and Texas Rangers will meet for a two-game exhibition series to be played inside the Alamodome that concludes March 21. Friday’s March 20 game is scheduled for a 5 p.m. PT start with play on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. PT.
On Monday, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Adrian Gonzalez, Yasmani Grandal, Justin Turner and Yasiel Puig are among the players who will make the trip to the Lone Star state. Soon after Mattingly named those four, the Dodgers added Joc Pederson to the group.
The Dodgers return to San Antonio after a 15-year absence that came with the organization ending its affiliation with the Double-A San Antonio Missions in 2000. Whereas the Dodgers’ trip to Australia last year to ring in the 2014 season forced the club to play a truncated Spring Training schedule, Big League Weekend isn’t having a similar effect.
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