Dodger outfielder Todd Hollandsworth, who a year ago didn’t even know whether he would make the team, arrived at Vero Beach, Fla., Wednesday with new expectations.
Hollandsworth became the record fifth consecutive Dodger to win the National League rookie-of-the-year award.
“The only difference I feel is that I’m fresh,” Hollandsworth said. “Usually, I come here a little tired after playing winter ball. But I feel like a million bucks. My energy level is so much higher.
“The expectations have been set now. I have to produce again.”
Hollandsworth had a busy off-season.
“I had a great time, I really did,” he said. “Except for getting engaged, probably the most memorable thing was getting my rookie-of-the-year award in New York. Jackie Robinson’s wife [Rachel] presented the award. Wow, I’ll never forget that.”