Sunday, February 22, 2009

Schmidt to get first test Monday

Jason Schmidt will begin his quest for the #5 starter spot by pitching in an intrasquad game on Monday. He will be 1 of 10 pitchers used in the game.

As the article correctly points out, intrasquad games are normally not newsworthy. However, anything to do with Schmidt will be closely monitored, as he's had 2 shoulder operations the last 2 seasons. The Dodgers are looking to get something, ANYTHING, out of him this season. If he is healthy, he could be a nice bonus in that last slot.

Also appearing will be closer Jonathan Broxton, who will be leaving for the World Baseball Classic on March 1. Youngsters Scott Elbert and Greg Miller will also throw.

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