Vinnie does his one-and-only game from Camelback Ranch tonight on SPNLA.
The Dodgers sent six players to minor league camp after today’s game, including top prospect Corey Seager:
In addition to Seager, outfielder Scott Schebler was optioned, while infielder Buck Britton, utilityman Darnell Sweeney and catchers Shawn Zarraga and Chris O’Brien were assigned to Minor League camp.
The Dodgers have 42 active players in camp, plus injured pitchers Chris Withrow and Brandon Beachy.
Click the link if only to see what Seager looks like with his hat off. My lord, I think he’s 15 years old.
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Not only does he get the start today against the Rockies, but Baseball Prospectus published several stories about the new daddy in their March 9 blog post. Look in the “Today at Baseball Prospectus” section on the front page.
Update: Headline: Time Warner Cable ‘Actively Pursuing’ Talks to Finally Lift Dodger Blackout
Nonsense. The article says TWC is trying to sign the other distributors up without lowering its $4.90 per subscriber fee. So what concession has TWC made to them? Looks like none to me.
Erik Bedard will start it against the White Sox. He’ll probably go only two innings or so.
Thursday Clayton Kershaw will start, also against the White Sox. Friday is a split-squad day.
In much sadder news, Minnie Minoso passed away today. He was the first black player on either team in Chicago after he was traded to the White Sox in 1951, two years after he came up with the Cleveland Indians. Young people remember him, if they do at all, as the guy who kept getting active long enough to appear in a game or two in the Seventies and Eighties after his 40th birthday as an owner’s gimmick. That’s a shame, as he was a great ballplayer, a nine-time All Star who had nearly 2,000 hits and a career .298 batting average in his 15 years as a regular outfielder in the big leagues.