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Dodgers News: Justin Turner, Corey Seager, Cody Bellinger, Other Position Players Start Spring Training Early

Dodgers pitchers and catchers reported to Camelback Ranch on Wednesday, but they weren’t alone.

Corey Seager, Joc Pederson and Justin Turner were three notable position players who arrived with pitchers, according to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register. Top prospects Cody Bellinger and Willie Calhoun are also in attendance, per Alanna Rizzo.

The Dodgers are bringing back almost an identical group from last season. It was expected the group would be eager to get back to working with each other, though seeing as many position players come as early as they have is surprising.

Justin Turner, who re-signed with the team after exploring free agency, is again slated to be one of L.A.’s veteran leaders. Corey Seager won Rookie of The Year a season ago, and he’s getting an early start on a potential MVP-winning season.

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Bellinger and Calhoun recently told Dodgers Nation they each intend on playing in the big leagues this season. An early start doesn’t hurt.

Dodgers position players are scheduled to report Feb. 20, with full workouts beginning a day later.

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  1. I am impressed with their zeal to play baseball.. Rookies and veterans alike. Hope this carries over into and through the season.. If Friedman gets us a ‘Bat’.. We may be in good shape to make a ” Run.”

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