Spring Training workouts for Los Angeles Dodgers pitchers and catchers began at Camelback Ranch on Wednesday, although many position players also reportedly early to begin to get some work in for the 2018 season.
Day 2 of workouts took place on Thursday, and a lot of the position players’ focus looked to be in the batting cages as the likes of Cody Bellinger, Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig, Chris Taylor, Andrew Toles, Austin Barnes and D.J. Peters all got some swings in.
On the pitching side, Adam Liberatore, Wilmer Font and Henry Owens were among those to throw bullpen sessions. Alex Wood was scheduled to join them, but tweaked his ankle that he received treatment for, and now is schedule to throw on Friday.
Top pitching prospect Walker Buehler also didn’t throw as planned, due to follow-up medical tests that were required after his initial physical this week.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Liberatore reported to camp fully healthy and without limitations as he looks to bounce back from an injury-riddled season.
Pitchers, catchers and the position players that have already reported will continue their workouts Friday and into the weekend. All players are set to report by Sunday, and the first full-squad workout is scheduled for Monday.
The Dodgers won’t have much time to get ready for their first Cactus League game, which is scheduled for next Feb. 23, when they take on the Chicago White Sox. Roberts has yet to name his starter for that game, although whoever it is will likely not be pitching more than an inning or two.