With Dodgers’ pitchers and catchers set reporting yesterday, there are some questions that will likely be solved in Spring Training.
The Dodgers have had a strange offseason thus far, seemingly making a lot of moves, but really just kinda replacing one pitcher with two pitchers. That’s an oversimplified way of looking at it, but the Dodgers return eight of their nine opening-day starters from last year. By my count, 19 of their 25-man opening day roster from 2015 are back this season, which is sort of misleading because Kenley Jansen and Enrique Hernandez weren’t on last years’ opening day roster (Darwin Barney was??).
With about six weeks until opening day, there’s still a bit of time to make a move or two to finalize the roster. Unfortunately for the Dodgers, there’s also still a bit of time for injuries to derail plans. Hyun-jin Ryu isn’t guaranteed to be ready for Opening Day and Micah Johnson lost a fight with an avocado and received stitches on his finger, you know, normal baseball injuries.
With about the regular season opener coming up on April 4th, there are still plenty of questions to be answered.
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