Decisions Were Made

Monday, March 15, 2021
Copyrighted by Sarah Morris, 2021

On a beautiful Monday afternoon, the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Colorado Rockies 12-to-5.

Monday, the Dodgers made several cuts. These cuts will allow Major-Leaguers to have more playing time, and the coaches will have time to work with Major Leaguers. Keibert Ruiz was sent to the Minor League Camp. While Dodger manager Dave Roberts impressed by Ruiz’s maturity, Ruiz arrived late to spring training. If either Will Smith or Austin Barnes gets injured during the regular season.

The Dodgers sent Josiah Gray, Michael Busch, and among others to their Minor League camp. They will have more coaching.

Dustin May pitched well for three innings even though he allowed two runs. This spring, he has been working on developing an effective changeup. While May has fantastic sinker and slider, he needs a changeup. Since Tony Gonsolin has had a spectacular spring training, he is in front of May. No one should be surprised if May begins the regular season in Triple-A, but undoubtedly, May at some point during the 2021 season will perform for the Dodgers.

Corey Knebel, coming to the Dodgers from the Milwaukee Brewers, has performed well this spring. He had Tommy John surgery in 2019 and returned to pitch in 2020 but did not pitch well. He will make the Dodger 26-man Opening Day roster.

The likelihood of both Joe Kelly and Brusdar Graterol will be ready for Opening Day is slim. Monday, Kelly threw 25 pitches in a bullpen session as he recovers from an undisclosed injury. The schedule is fighting against both Kelly and Graterol to appear Opening Day.

Again, Corey Seager blasted a home run. Justin Turner had an RBI-triple.

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