Dodgers Nation Week In Review: February 23 – March 1
This week, Zack Greinke would make some choice comments regarding the Opening Series in Australia. Claiming he has no excitement for the trip, the Australians in charge of the event were upset. Dodgers president Stan Kasten was forced to comment in attempts to clarify Grienke’s harsh words and explain what he meant.
With Spring Training games underway, Greinke would make news again as he was taken out of his first start after throwing just four pitches due to a mild right calf strain. Although the injury wasn’t originally viewed as serious, Greinke will skip his next start and instead throw a simulated game.
Cuban infielder Alex Guerrero has been given a chance to prove himself during Spring Training games. Despite a few impressive outings, it’s been rumored that Guerrero will more than likely start the season in the minors. This adds yet another interesting aspect to the starting second baseman dilemma, likely leaving the job to either Chone Figgins, Dee Gordon or Justin Turner.
On Thursday, the organization held open tryouts at Camelback Ranch they add two right-handed pitchers, Steve Edlefsen and Dan Keller. Edlefsen has spent two years in the majors with the Giants, but spent all of last season with the Giants Triple-A team. Keller is a 21 year old from the Milwaukee Brewers who has never seen a major league appearance.
Here are the biggest stories form the past week:
Kasten forced to clear up Greinke’s comments about the Australia trip
Details regarding Erisbel Arruebarrena’s five-year deal surfaced
Kershaw starting in Australia isn’t a definite decision
MLB Network will air the Dodgers Opening Series in Australia
Alex Guerrero may start the season in the minor leagues
Buster Olney ranks Dodgers schedule13th in the National League
Kershaw comments on a disappointing first spring training start
Greinke’s first start cut short with calf strain
Dodgers sign two right-handed pitchers in open tryouts
Dan Haren makes debut in Dodgers jersey
ICYMI: Here’s our Dodgers Nation Week In Review