Who is ready for some actual good news to roll in? Okay, good. Well, it came in the form of a comment by Stan Kasten, the president and chief executive officer of the Los Angeles Dodgers. In the statement that was reported, Kasten spoke about the injured players on the team.
Based on what Kasten went on to say, the Dodgers definitely want to make sure that all the players are healthy before sending them down the road to recovery and getting them playing time at the big league level, but that wasn’t all he said.
From the official Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) Twitter account:
Kasten wants to make sure injured players are healthy first and foremost at Spring Training. He says they believe all players are on track.
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) February 19, 2016
The last sentence is the biggest takeaway from all of this. Kasten, as noted, believes that all, not just some but all, players are on track for a full recovery. That’s a huge deal. That essentially means that none of the players have lagged behind in their recuperation.
We’ve already seen video of Hyun-jin Ryu throwing off of a mound to a squatting catcher, so that’s one of the players that Kasten is obviously talking about. The others, naturally, are Justin Turner, Yasmani Grandal, Brandon McCarthy, and a few others. They’re all “on track” to get out there.
Even if you want to take this as a higher-up in the organization giving you news that you thought you’d expect, you still have to love what you’re hearing about the progress of the players who are currently battling back from a slew of injuries. This gives you some insight into their recovery timetable.
For now, everything is going according to plan. That could all change in the future, but as of this moment it’s all going well. We hope that continues to be the case, and it’s great that Stan Kasten was able to talk about some of the things going on with the Dodgers at this moment in time.