Day 1 in the books…
Joe Torre addressed the team this morning in his 51st season with a big league team (albeit six as a broadcaster).
The first workouts took place and about half the pitchers threw bullpen sessions. One interesting photo caught by team photographer Jon SooHoo (now in his 25th year) was of the Dodgers’ former All-Star closer and current one.
Plenty of media on site, though it’s amazing that there was more Japanese media here covering Kuroda than all other American media outlets combined.
Otherwise, it was a relatively quiet day. Blake DeWitt checked in and we figured out that he’s one of 19 players on the 40-man who are 26 years old or younger. Amazingly, despite a year-plus of big league service, Clayton Kershaw is still the youngest guy in camp.