Dodgers Spring Training Video: Mookie Betts & Freddie Freeman Face Pitching; Outfielders’ Competition

Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training workouts at Camelback Ranch continued Tuesday morning with the likes of Bobby Miller, Dustin May and Noah Syndergaard throwing bullpen sessions, and Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman among those to face pitching in live batting practice on a backfield.

For Syndergaard, it represented a second consecutive day in which he threw off a mound. That’s not common for a pitcher but the Dodgers are allowing the right-hander to dictate his frequency of throwing.

“We’re still learning him, and kind of what gets him going and makes him tick,” manager Dave Roberts said.

“He feels that to have it out there, potentially with how he feels, it’ll be a longer ‘pen if it is the back-to-back. We’ll see how it goes. This is a guy that’s been around a long time. So for us, it’s just trying to learn him and what his routine is.”

In addition to facing live pitching as the Dodgers are closing in on the start of their Spring Training schedule this weekend, Betts joined other outfielders for a friendly competition of making bare-handed catches.

Betts starting in right field is the only guarantee in the Dodgers outfield at this point. Chris Taylor is expected to receive plenty of opportunities as well, and Jason Heyward is an early favorite to make the Opening Day roster for a platoon role.

David Peralta needed surgery before signing with Dodgers

The Dodgers seemingly completed their outfield picture by signing David Peralta, who needed offseason back surgery for a herniated disc.

Peralta’s one-year, $6.5 million contract includes incentives based on time spent on their active roster.

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