Walker Buehler Set for First Spring Start; Trevor Bauer and Kenley Jansen Impress

The Los Angeles Dodgers have seemingly started 2021 Cactus League play where they left off last October, although it is only just the beginning of Spring Training. Dodger pitching has only allowed one run, and quite frankly, the farm system promises an exciting future for fans, as a handful of prospects are already starting to shine.

Walker Buehler is set to make his first Spring Training start Tuesday against the Giants. Buehler is likely to pitch around two innings, as both Mike Kickham and Trevor Bauer who pitched the past two games pitched only two innings.

After the starters exit, it is followed by pitchers usually pitching one inning. Monday, in a 10-0 Dodger win over the Rockies in just six innings, Trevor Bauer made his Dodger debut, pitching two scoreless innings. Kenley Jansen threw one inning as well, striking out two batters. Both pitchers looked quite impressive in their respective Cactus League debuts.

Other pitchers making appearances on Monday were Tony Gonsolin, Victor Gonzalez, and Blake Treinen who looked great as well. This particular crew is just a small sign of the tremendous depth the Dodger have.

The Dodgers offense exploded for 10 runs against their divisional foes. DJ Peters got the run-scoring party started with a two-run homer in the second inning. Also adding RBI were Andy Burns, Luke Raley, and Will Smith.

Gavin Lux also made his Spring Training debut, going 2-for-3 while adding one RBI. Lux started at second base as the Dodgers were without Chris Taylor. Skipper Dave Roberts mentioned Taylor woke up with a stiff neck.

The Dodgers are hopeful to get Taylor into action on Wednesday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds.

Most presumptive regular-season starters have got into games so far, with Zach McKinstry and Peters being the only players to appear in both games.

In Tuesday’s contest, Buehler will face San Francisco’s Logan Webb. Webb in 2020 went 3-4 with a 5.47 ERA.

In eight starts last year, Buehler posted a 3.44 ERA over eight starts. Although he was bothered by blister problems for a good portion of the season, he still managed to be effective. Buehler also was highly effective in the postseason.

It will be fun to see Buehler take the mound since last October, even if it is only for two innings.

First pitch is set for 6:05 p.m. Pacific time.

Thoughts on Prospective Starting Rotation, Other Spring Training Notes

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We are now just days away from the first spring training game. With the start of games, the Dodgers will show an incredible depth of pitching arms throughout Cactus League play.

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Dodger Tickets Reselling at Ridiculous Prices, Other Spring Training Notes

With Dodger baseball soon returning, tickets have gone at a rapid pace, even though it’s just spring training. Last Friday, Cactus League tickets for the Dodgers went on sale and sold out in under two hours. Since there are only a limited number of tickets, it explains how fans are in a hurry to get them.

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Dodgers Officially Announce Justin Turner Signing, Other Spring Training Notes

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The Los Angeles Dodgers officially announced the re-signing of Justin Turner on Friday morning via a Zoom press conference. The Dodgers and Turner agreed to a $34 million contract for two years plus an option. The contract includes a club option for 2023 for $16 million or a $2 million buyout. The deal also includes an $8 million signing bonus.

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Dodgers Announce Spring Training Non- Roster Invitees, Trade Josh Sborz to Rangers

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We are just a day away from pitchers and reporting for the first team functions of the spring. This offseason was quite like none other in many ways, but baseball is finally returning.

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Dodgers Trade Adam Kolarek to Oakland, Send Dylan Floro to Miami

Just a day after making the signing of Trevor Bauer official, the Los Angeles Dodgers remained active making moves.

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Mets Showing Interest in Justin Turner, Giants Sign Jake McGee

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A new Justin Turner rumor today may reunite him with his former team. No, not the Los Angeles Dodgers, although they’re still very much in contention. The latest rumblings have the New York Mets showing interest in the veteran infielder.

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Dodgers Reportedly Reach Deal with Trevor Bauer

Well, the Dodgers certainly waited long into the offseason period to make a big splash, as arguably the biggest free agent on the market is headed home to Los Angeles.

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Which Remaining Free Agents Could Dodgers Theoretically Sign?

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We are now only a couple of weeks from the planned commencement of 2021 Spring Training. After the Players Association rejected the league’s proposal for a 154-game season yesterday, MLB announced that it is planning to start Spring Training and the MLB season on time. If everything goes according to plan, Spring Training would start on February 17 and the season on April 1.

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Joc Pederson Signs with Cubs, More Offseason Rumors

Joctober will longer be, at least not in a Dodger uniform, as Joc Pederson’s six-year tenure with the Los Angeles Dodgers officially ended Friday morning.

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