Spring Training is underway at CamelBack Ranch in Arizona with pitchers and catchers reporting on Friday and position players arriving on Wednesday.
Dodgers pitchers Hyun-Jin Ryu and Kenta Maeda have been putting in work since Friday and it seems first baseman Adrian Gonzalez couldn’t wait to join his teammates. After spending some much needed time with the family making Disney art masterpieces, he’s ready to get to work.
Adrian Gonzalez has arrived at Camelback Ranch.
— Andy McCullough (@ByMcCullough) February 22, 2016
Ryu has been working on recovery well before pitchers reported on Friday, but Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Ryu is still about two weeks behind the rest of the pitchers. Fortunately there’s a silver lining.
With Andrew Friedman and Dave Roberts watching, Ryu finished 30-pitch session strong with no apparent discomfort.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) February 22, 2016
It seems Ryu isn’t the only pitcher to hold the attention of the Dodgers higher-ups. Pitching coach Rick Honeycutt tells L.A. Times writer Andy Mccullough he’s been impressed with Maeda.
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“Mechanically, he’s very solid … Able to move the ball, control the baseball, make the ball do different things. He’s actually a good hitter. He’s an athlete.”
With so many pitchers being added to the rotation it had us at DodgersNation thinking. So we pose you this week’s twitter question of the week.
When Ryu is healthy, which spot should he take in the rotation? (We know who's taking the top spot)
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) February 22, 2016
Make sure you vote on twitter and let us know in the comments below. We will reveal the results on Wednesday.
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