The Dodgers on Thursday announced the pitchers who are scheduled to throw in Saturday’s Cactus League Opener against the White Sox at Glendale.
First pitch is scheduled for 12:05 PM Pacific time.
Glendale will also be the venue for Sunday’s game as the Dodgers face the Angels.
Sunday’s game is slated to begin at 12:07 PM Pacific time.
In other news, the Dodgers announced today that the team will honor the legacy of pitching great Don Newcombe this season with a commemorative uniform No. 36 patch.
Newcombe passed away on Tuesday at the age of 92.
“Don Newcombe played a major role on and off the field for the Dodgers and we want to honor his legacy to our organization and all of baseball by recognizing him throughout the 2019 season,” team president Stan Kasten said on Thirsday.
The patch will be on the Dodger jersey beginning Opening Day.
The Dodgers have previously honored former players Jim Gilliam (1978), Tim Crews (1993), Don Drysdale (1993), Roy Campanella (1993), Pee Wee Reese (1999) and Duke Snider (2011) with commemorative patches.
Newcombe reached the pinnacle of his career in 1956, when he won both the Cy Young and NL Most Valuable Player awards while playing for the Dodgers. That season, Newcombe went 27-7 with a 3.06 ERA, leading the NL in fewest-hits-and-walks-allowed per nine innings. He was named the Rookie of the Year in 1949.
The Dodgers will also honor Newcombe in pregame ceremonies on April 27 when they induct him into the Legends of Dodger Baseball and salute him with a commemorative bobblehead.
(Jon Chapper provided some information furnished in this report)