— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) February 27, 2015
By Jon Weisman
Man, it was a beautiful day in the neighborhood today. Here’s what’s percolating:
- An MRI on Hyun-Jin Ryu’s stiff back was negative, but he rested from workouts for a second consecutive day. Ryu called it a muscle spasm that he expected to last at most three days, according to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com.
- Joel Peralta isn’t expected to miss being on the Opening Day roster, writes Gurnick in this update.
- Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles wrote a nice piece after tagging along on Clayton Kershaw’s Subway commercial shoot with Mike Trout.
- David Aardsma has come a long way, as this column by Bill Plaschke of the Times illustrates.
- Mark Ellis, who played for the Dodgers from 2012-13, told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle that he has retired. Wrapping up his career with St. Louis last season, Ellis finishes with 1,343 hits, a .711 OPS and a sterling reputation on the field and in the clubhouse.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) February 26, 2015
First real "Dodger" moment having Sandy Koufax have nothing but positive things to say after watching me throw a bullpen.
— Brett Anderson (@BAnderson3737) February 26, 2015
Scorpion update: Yasmani Grandal caught one in the clubhouse today. The Arizona resident nabs them at home and is, after all, a catcher.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) February 27, 2015
Julio Urias: Three for Thursday https://t.co/M1TC40x8o6
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) February 26, 2015