They packed their bats and gloves and laptops and called it a camp. For the
The Dodgers completed their Cactus
Almost all of the team was long gone before Wednesday's game started, headed back to Los Angeles to begin the Freeway Series on Thursday in Anaheim. As scheduled,
All fine, end of the spring tuneups. Kershaw gave up one unearned run on his own error, allowed one hit, struck out two and walked two. Greinke allowed two runs on solo homers, five hits and struck out nine.
Mostly they got out of Arizona healthy, sans
But if they were satisfied with the work of their new double-play combination, happy enough with their catching duo of
--They did not uncover a temporary closer to fill in for Kenley Jansen, would could be out until mid-May. Not only that, but the bullpen remains their most unsettled area.
If they were hoping
Yet who will be in the bullpen remains their toughest call.
Then they'd have to pick two more between young arms who have all been impressive -- Pedro Baez, Yimi Garcia, Adam Liberatore -- and veterans looking to rebound -- Santos and Aardsma. Liberatore, despite not allowing a run in nine appearances, probably doesn't get the call because he'd be a third left-hander. Right now, I'd guess Garcia and Santos.
--They still have to identify a temporary fifth starter for Ryu. It appears to be down to Joe Wieland or
--Because their schedule means they won't need a fifth starter until April 14, Manager Don Mattingly said they would probably open the season with an extra position player.
--To this point, the Dodgers have traded neither