Joe Torre talked about a number of aspects of the upcoming season at the dedication of the Dodgers’ ninth Dreamfield, at the Boys and Girls Club of Los Angeles. Ken Gurnick of MLB.com has details.
- Torre plans to rest Manny Ramirez and Casey Blake more in 2010, and sees Reed Johnson also getting spot starts for Andre Ethier.
- Torre spoke to Ramirez by phone last week. Ramirez is “anxious to get started.”
- Scott Elbert might relieve, James McDonald might start.
- Blake DeWitt will get a fair shot to win the second-base job. Torre said he isn’t very familiar with Jamey Carroll, but that hitting coach Don Mattingly and scouts “like him a lot.”
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The Dodgers are mourning the passing of ticket operations manager Desiree Sanchez from breast cancer, Gurnick writes. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.