By Jon Weisman
Right-handed pitcher Josh Ravin is having surgery today on his left radius (forearm) after being injured in a car accident Monday night.
The good news is that Ravin, who pitched 9 1/3 innings for the Dodgers last year while spending most of 2015 with Oklahoma City, is otherwise unharmed.
Ravin tweeted this yesterday. He's always positive but this makes more sense now. Wish him a strong recovery. https://t.co/MpmgGwii1H
— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) March 1, 2016
It can ALWAYS be worse.#blessed
— Josh Ravin™ (@Freshsqueezed71) March 1, 2016
In other news this morning:
- Yaisel Sierra is cleared to work out and was scheduled to throw today and go through drills with the pitchers. Dave Roberts said the Dodgers plan to treat him as a reliever this spring. “That’s the nice thing in a sense,” Roberts said. “We’re not too worried about stretching him out.”
- Justin Turner is eager to go full bore, but is “trusting the process, trusting the coaching staff,” Roberts said.
- Adrian Gonzalez is on a regular workout schedule, and his neck is not an issue at this moment. “Today we talked, and he feels good,” Roberts said. “That’s just something early on in spring, if there’s something that comes up we want to identify it and take that day (off) early.”