LIVE: Dodgers Intrasquad Game Thread, Saturday at 1:10 p.m. PT
The Dodgers are 3-0 in Spring Training 2.0. And 0-3. Undefeated and winless. Because with no opponents traveling as of yet due to COVID-19, it's Los Angeles versus Los Angeles only. No Anaheimers allowed.
The highlight of Friday night's instrasquad game was a no-doubt-about-it home run by outfielder Anthony Garcia, just added to the Dodgers' 60-man player pool yesterday.
Garcia is a 28-year-old 11-year minor league veteran of the Cards, A's and Giants organization. He's 6' 0" and 220, from Carolina, Puerto Rico. Bats right, throws right. The lifetime stats are these: .261/.349/.449 with 193 doubles, 16 triples and 124 homers in 3175 at bats.
He had a nice Spring Training 1.0 with Los Angeles, hitting .267/.476/.400, with five walks, two doubles and five RBIs in 21 plate appearances. Garcia is a long-shot to make the Opening Day roster, but it's 30 men at the start remember, and stranger things have happened. Stranger than a pandemic, I can't say, but when opportunity knocks.
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And remember, glove conquers all.
Howard Cole has been writing about baseball on the internet since Y2K. Follow him on Twitter.