Tony Jackson has a lengthy ESPNLosAngeles.com Dodger notebook today.
- The Dodgers optioned Russ Mitchell and Jon Link and reassigned JD Closser and Roman Colon to minor league camp.
- According to the Dodger press notes, the team will have pitchers bat for the remainder of exhibition play.
- You can see work being done on the Dodger Stadium outfield walls, thanks to these photos at Roberto Baly’s Vin Scully Is My Homeboy.
- This was teased Monday afternoon: Former major leaguer David Newhan is trying to make a comeback from a near-fatal surfing injury. John Maffei of the North County Times has the story (via Hardball Talk).
- This is cool: Josh Wilker wrote liner notes for “Cardboard Gods.”