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More on pitchers staying ready during baseball’s shutdown.

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Dodgers starting pitcher Alex Wood was a guest on The Punt & Pass Podcast with Drew Butler on Friday, and talked about trying to stay ready for a potential resumption of the 2020 season.

Wood mentioned using the downtime to keep his arm loose, something similar to what Ross Stripling said on his own podcast earlier in the week.

“It’s a little bit harder when you’re a pitcher. They could flip a switch at any second, so we kind of have to keep throwing to stay semi-ready,” Wood said. “It’s a little bit of a different situation than with other sports, or even with hitters.”

Wood estimated a resumed season could start by mid-June or July 1, with a schedule between 100-120 games. But he didn’t think the proposed Arizona plan was feasible.

“Yeah, it’s not gonna happen. Logistically that would just be an absolute nightmare,” Wood said. “Then you talk about having to play day games in 120-degree desert heat. I saw a quote from a player a couple days ago that said, ‘Arizona in the summer is where things go to die.’”

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