Spring Training News and Notes: Feb. 14

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Pitchers and catchers had their first official workout of the season on Wednesday.

Here’s everything you need to know from Day 2 of spring training:

Happy Valentine’s Day

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Regardless of your relationship status, the Dodgers are back in your life so it’s a great day for all of us.

Rotation is Set

Barring injury, Dave Roberts named the starting rotation and it’s what you’d expect based on who is on the team (via Alanna Rizzo of SportsNet LA):

The only surprise here is…nothing really.

Friedman Speaks on Darvish

Bill Plunkett of the OC Register provided this quote from Andrew Friedman on Yu Darvish signing with the Chicago Cubs:

“We knew that it was going to require a ‘Triple Lindy’ of sorts. So any time that’s a factor it just reduces the chances. It was more a situation that if it had been distressed enough, just a weird market in terms of how it played out, there could potentially be a scenario. But he ended up doing very well for himself, rightfully so, and we wish him nothing but the best.”

Dodgers to Watch Lincecum: Confirmed

This was already reported but Andy McCullough of the LA Times helped confirm that report.

The former San Francisco Giant would be nothing more than a minor-league deal so don’t stress too much.

Don’t Time Jansen

Safe to say that Kenley Jansen isn’t a fan of a proposed pitch clock:

Even if you agree with Jansen, it’s hard not to want a clock when Pedro Baez is on the mound.

Koehler the Bulldog?

Tom Koehler is not going to be the next Orel Hershiser but he will be the next No. 55. Eric Stephen of TrueBlue LA provided his comments on wearing the number:

The team and its fans can hope that the number brings some 1988 magic.

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Author: Vince Samperio

Vince Samperio is the creator of Chavez Ravine Fiends. He is currently the senior social media manager at Officialize and resides in San Diego. Vince was formerly a social media programmer at Bleacher Report, and the social media manager and associate editor of Dodgers Nation.

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