The Dodgers defeated the Indians tonight, 11-2, in Goodyear, Arizona, and they got two scoreless innings in relief out of Jeff Weaver, vying to make the club as a non-roster player for the second year in a row. According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, it appears Weaver has already made the team:
On the team are the four announced starters -- Vicente Padilla, Clayton Kershaw, Chad Billingsley and Hiroki Kuroda -- as well as relievers Jonathon Broxton, George Sherrill, Ramon Troncoso and Jeff Weaver.
The team hasn't announced anything yet, just as they haven't officially announced that Garret Anderson has made the team, even though that is widely known. The team will likely wait until this weekend to make whatever moves they need to make, especially when they involve adding someone to the 40-man roster, like in the case of non-roster players like Anderson and Weaver.
The 40-man roster currently has 38 players, and doesn't currently include Ronald Belisario, who is on the restricted list. Another roster spot can be opened up by placing Cory Wade on the 60-day disabled list.
Chad Billingsley only struck out one batter against three walks in his five innings of work tonight, but he allowed just one run, inducing 12 groundouts and just one flyout. In 14 2/3 Cactus League innings, Billingsley had seven walks and 10 strikeouts, allowing just three runs for a 1.84 ERA. Billingsley also threw six innings in a minor league game on March 23, allowing two solo home runs.
Andre Ethier had a home run and a double, while Casey Blake and Matt Kemp each added two hits as well. Jamie Hoffmann played in big league camp with the Dodgers for the first time since his return from the Yankees last week, and had a hit and a walk in his two plate appearances.
- Robert Timm of Dodger Dugout was at Saturday's game at Camelback Ranch against the Mariners, and had the chance to spend five minutes with Peter Gammons, just talkin' baseball.
- Mike Petriello of Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness recapped his weekend in Arizona watching two Dodgers' Cactus League games.
- Mark Timmons of LA Dodger Talk was at Camelback Ranch for a week, and took great advantage. He has a nice in-depth look at the minor league side of camp, here and here.
- Joshua Fisher of Dodger Divorce was a guest with Fred Roggin on "The Filter," talking about today's McCourtroom events. Enjoy.
Eric Stults gets his final spring start tomorrow, as the Dodgers travel to Tucson for the final time ever, to play the Rockies. Josh Lindblom and Ramon Troncoso are also scheduled to pitch.