The Baltimore Orioles and Los Angeles Dodgers have made a trade involving a pair of minor league pitchers.
The Orioles obtained left-hander Luis Ysla, and the Dodgers got right-hander Jesus Liranzo on Monday.
Ysla, 25, has played five seasons in the minors, reaching Triple-A in 2016 with Pawtucket of the Boston Red Sox organization.
That’s where the Dodgers are right now. The same core players are back. They’ve won the NL West five years in a row. Continuity like this can be a sign of stagnation, but that’s not the vibe you get from the Dodgers. It’s more like a sense of collective assurance.
At the same time, the story of the Dodgers’ 2018 season can’t be written until what seems like a sure-fire sixth straight trip to the postseason. Everything that happens from Camelback Ranch through the dog days of August will be mere prelude. The entire morning had been, for lack of a better term, boring.
When you’re as good as the Dodgers, you can afford to be boring because you know how much excitement lies ahead.
There’s no doubt that replay has the ability to overturn an egregious blown call. However, modern technology can be both a blessing and a curse, at least to this coach.
Seager doesn’t want days off. Or won’t admit it, if he does. When asked whether he was on board with Roberts’ plan, Seager said, No. He paused as if to elaborate, not something he’s prone to do. Then he said, again, No.
That’s about as much conflict as there was in Dodgers camp, with the possible exception being the team’s clubhouse doubles pingpong tournament.
Meanwhile, back in the B game, after a few innings Jansen took a seat in the bullpen area. His wife watched the proceedings nearby while his young son entertained swooning fans by throwing a baseball, running to retrieve it, then throwing it again. Take note, scouts: He’s a righty.