And Carl Crawford expects to play.
The Dodgers play the Rangers today in Surprise (yes, that’s the name of the town). Kershaw is starting and has a pitch limit of 90. Here’s today’s lineup:
Alfredo Amezaga CF
Nick Punto 3B
Jerry Hairston 1B
Yasiel Puig RF
Skip Schumaker 2B
Alex Castellanos LF
Matt Wallach C
Dee Gordon SS
Clayton Kershaw P
Crawford is suffering “minor nerve irritation,” which is apparently not uncommon with people rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. He’s been prohibited from throwing and hitting for a week.
In better news, Kemp is in the lineup for today’s split-squad game against the Padres as the DH.
Roberto at Vin Scully is My Homeboy has some news and photos of a press conference the Dodgers held today to introduce Carl Crawford as the team’s new left fielder.
New news items will be added here until the next WS travel day, if one’s necessary.
Update: Eric Stephen of True Blue LA updated his payroll worksheet to include all the trades which occurred in August of 2012.