March 26, 2020 at 5:20 pm
Today should have been the start of the Dodgers 2020 season, unfortunately, it was derailed with the Coronavirus outbreak. During camp, the Dodgers had some injury troubles with Joc Pederson, Dustin May, and Jimmy Nelson. Andrew Friedman gave updates on a few things regarding the Dodgers, One of those things was him talking about how Joc Pederson and Dustin May are 100% healthy and there will be no limitations when spring Training 2 starts.
This a good news, it means whenever the season starts Joc will be there from the beginning without having to miss games. Same with Dustin May, although the consensus thought is he will begin in Triple-A. It will still be good to see what he’s worked on this winter and how he looks going forward.
This could also be a good thing for someone like Gavin Lux who was working on some things with his swing during Spring Training. At the beginning of spring play, he seemed to be on top of the ball leading to nothing but groundouts. As spring went along his swing path got better leading to more hits, plus he’s said he needs 30-40 at-bats to feel comfortable and it was starting to show. With the time off he could have more time to clear up that swing path and hopefully when Spring 2 starts, the good at-bats this time will lead to more hits and also unlock more power.
There’s been no news on Jimmy Nelson yet, but we can hope he’s progressing nicely and will be ready to throw when baseball resumes. He could be an underrated piece for the Dodgers this year, whether its a spot start or in middle relief. Along the same lines as Ross Stripling.
These 4 players could all have an impact on the Dodgers season should there be one. Not starting on time has sucked and not been fun, should give these players ample time to get ready to contribute on “time”. What are your thoughts on these players using the suspension of play to their advantage?
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