Pre-Game News And Notes: Friday, March 6, 2020

Here’s a brief look at everything Dodgers leading up to tonight’s game against the Mariners.

  • Righty reliever Blake Treinen is set to make his Cactus League/Dodger debut tomorrow against the Rockies. He’s hasn’t dealt with any injuries but has worked on tweaking his mechanics for the best possible results. The coaching staff saw differences in his delivery the last couple of seasons and are helping him adjust to when he was most successful in 2018.
  • Joc Pederson was given clearance to participate in his first full team workout today this spring. There’s a chance he’ll have some at-bats in a minor league game this weekend. He’s been dealing with soreness on his side throughout the spring but started taking swings earlier this week.
  • Chris Taylor is only putting work in the batting cage. He got hit on top of a joint behind his shoulder last week and won’t play until he feels fully healthy.
  • The Dodgers team doctor advised the players not to exchange pens, items, etc., with fans as a precautionary measure due to the coronavirus scare.
  • The Dodgers reassigned pitcher Mitchell White and Victor Gonzalez to the minor league camp today before tonight’s game leaving 58 players left in the big league camp. A bigger wave of cuts is expected to be made on Sunday.
  • David Price is set to make his second start against the Rockies on Saturday. He admitted to dealing with a bit of nerves in his Dodgers 2020 debut where he gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks in 1.1 innings pitched. It was also the first time pitching in a game since his surgery where a cyst was removed from his wrist.
  • Julio Urias will make his 2nd start of the year this Sunday. He only lasted 0.2 innings pitched, giving up 2 unearned runs.
  • Here’s tonight’s lineup against the Mariners:

  • Mookie Betts was a late scratch due to an upset stomach. Here’s the updated lineup card:

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