Dodgers should be legitimately concerned with number of players missing from camp.
If things for the Los Angeles Dodgers weren’t bad enough with the announcement that David Price wouldn’t be playing in 2020, it seems there are a multitude of players who aren’t showing up to summer camp either.
The list of missing Dodgers consists of Kenley Jansen, A.J. Pollock, Pedro Báez, Gavin Lux, Tony Gonsolin, Scott Alexander, and Keibert Ruiz. OUCH.
The absence of Jansen makes sense, though it’s a huge hit to the team. He’s struggled with very health issues in the past and could be deemed high-risk due to COVID-19. There’s been no official word of him opting out of the shortened season at press time.
The Dodgers have just 16 days before Opening Day
With just about two weeks until the Dodgers open their season against division rivals San Francisco Giants this isn’t the time to be wondering who is showing up on July 23 and who isn’t.
Manager, Dave Roberts, didn’t have any answers for the media in regards to their whereabouts, beyond them arriving sooner rather than later. Well, Roberts, it’s already later. Where are they?
New Dodgers player, Mookie Betts, spoke to the media on Monday and although he will play in 2020, he isn’t all that confident in doing so. Perhaps that fear has rubbed off to his fellow teammates.
“I can’t say I’m confident because I haven’t been shown yet,” Betts told the media. “It’s kinda tough to be confident in something that hasn’t proved to be fool-proof.”
The Dodgers will open their shortened 2020 season on July 23 when they take on their division rivals, the San Francisco Giants in Los Angeles, CA.