Big League Weekend Preview: Dodgers, Puig Face Rangers In San Antonio

Big League Weekend

As the Los Angeles Dodgers were playing the Oakland Athletics at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz., part of the roster was taking batting practice at the Alamodome in San Antonio in preparation of the first game of Big League Weekend.

Taking the mound for the Dodgers in the unusual setting is Erik Bedard. The left-hander is making his second start of the spring and third appearance overall. Bedard was on the mound for the Dodgers’ first Cactus League game of the year and allowed one run on two hits in two innings.

After his first start, Bedard spoke of being in camp as a pitcher likely set for Minor League duty once the regular season began. While that may still hold true, Bedard could be in line for a spot start a handful of games into the season in the wake of Hyun-Jin Ryu’s shoulder discomfort.

Starting for the Rangers is Anthony Bass, who is in his first year with the club. Bass has thrown a combined 5.1 scoreless innings in his two spring starts.

While the Dodgers didn’t send their full roster to San Antonio, those in attendance are going to see a healthy dose of the club’s expected starters with Adrian Gonzalez, Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig all in the lineup.

The Dodgers are being managed by bench coach Tim Wallach, with assistant hitting coach John Valentin coaching third base and Lorenzo Bundy in his usual role as third base coach.

Dodgers lineups:

CF: Joc Pederson

SS: Darwin Barney

RF: Yasiel Puig

1B: Adrian Gonzalez

DH: Yasmani Grandal

3B: Justin Turner

LF: Matt Carson

2B: Kiké Hernandez

C: Chris O’Brien

P: Erik Bedard

Rangers Lineup

CF: Leonys Martin

SS: Elvis Andrus

RF: Carlos Peguero

3B: Joey Gallo

LF: Ryan Ludwick

2B: Rougned Odor

C: Carlos Corporan

DH: Jared Hoying

1B: Adam Rosales

P: Anthony Bass


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