Dodgers drop Monday’s lineup for Trevor Bauer’s spring training debut

Thomas Carannante
Feb 26, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer record himself with a camera as he walks to the field during Spring Training workouts at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 26, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer record himself with a camera as he walks to the field during Spring Training workouts at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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Will Trevor Bauer bring his Go Pro to the mound for his Los Angeles Dodgers spring training debut?!

We’ll have to wait for 12:05 p.m. PST to find out!

The Dodgers dropped their Monday lineup as they gear up to face the division-rival Colorado Rockies, and it’s much different from Sunday’s cast of starters.

Bauer will kick off his career in LA without the help of Mookie Betts and Corey Seager.

The good news is that Dodgers fans will get a look at other guys they’ve been hoping to see take the field, and Bauer will pretty much be facing a Triple-A lineup without Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story.

Here’s who will take the field for LA in a few hours.

Everyone here is making their spring debuts with the exception of Matt Beaty, Zach McKinstry and DJ Peters. Beaty played some first base on Sunday and McKinstry started at second base, but they’ll show off their versatility this afternoon. Peters will remain in centerfield as Cody Bellinger works his way back from shoulder surgery.

Perhaps most importantly, however, is Lux getting the start at second base, where the Dodgers hope he’ll remain for all of 2021. The dream infield scenario of Lux at second, Muncy at first, Seager at shortstop and Justin Turner at third base will hopefully become a reality in a month.

And as we’ve said about McKinstry, it’ll be crucial for the Dodgers to see what he’s capable of as a utility man. That means showing improvement with his glove and finding a groove with that sweet-swinging lefty bat, both of which were on full display on Sunday. He turned a double play, ripped a single and scored a run in limited action.

As for Bauer, he could probably bring his Go Pro out there and record an episode for his YouTube channel with the competition he’s facing.

Come on, Rockies. You’ve deflated your fans enough with your terrible offseason. Kicking off spring training like this is even more demoralizing.

Oh well, better for the Dodgers, who will likely get a fun showing of Bauer mowing down batters in his first appearance for the team after signing that mega contract.

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