All eyes are on the Dodgers’ ace, as he has yet to make an appearance this spring due to his shoulder. Manager Dave Roberts said that Kershaw didn’t feel good while playing catch yesterday. He’ll test out the shoulder again on Thursday.
As of now, no MRI is currently scheduled. According to Roberts, the training staff doesn’t believe he needs one.
“I think right now the main thought for us is just see how it feels Thursday and we can kind of set out a schedule at that point,” Roberts said. “Right now, we feel good about what we’re doing as a staff, as an organization, and we’ll go from there.”
Easing his way back into the fold of the things, Seager took his first swings against live pitching yesterday. He faced Pedro Baez and came out of it ‘feeling fine’. He could get into a minor league “B” game next week.
Roberts spoke about what he’s seen so far from Seager in his recovery process. “Corey’s in a really good place,” Roberts said. “Obviously, you see the body. This is as good as I’ve seen him look. Even yesterday watching him run the bases, his gait looks really good. Building him out — as far as his arm strength — he’s in a really good place. He’s going to spend a lot more time on the backfields this spring as far as taking at-bats, playing defensive innings, with the goal in mind to have him ready for Opening Day.”
- Roberts still is unsure as to when Andrew Toles will join the team
- Kenley Jansen will make his spring debut next week
Dodgers’ top 30 prospects:
Today, MLB Pipeline released their top 30 prospects for the Dodgers organization. According to the site, LA has the No. 7 farm system in the majors.
Dodgers' top 30 prospects per MLB Pipeline:— True Blue LA (@truebluela) February 27, 2019
1) Alex Verdugo/OF
2) Keibert Ruiz/C
3) Dustin May/RHP
4) Gavin Lux/2B/SS
5) Tony Gonsolin/RHP
6) Will Smith/C
7) Dennis Santana/P
8) Jeter Downs/2B/SS
9) Mitchell White/RHP
10) Diego Cartaya/C
11) DJ Peters/OF
12) Jacob Amaya/SS/2B
26) Marshall Kasowski/RHP— True Blue LA (@truebluela) February 27, 2019
27) Christian Santana/1B/3B
28) Miguel Vargas/3B
29) Zach Willeman/RHP
30) Matt Beaty/1B/3B
Updated game 5 lineup: pic.twitter.com/C428Gwy4bl— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) February 27, 2019
Today’s game will not be on television or the radio.