LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers' clubhouse, typically filled with players at their lockers, was uncharacteristically empty when it opened up to the media at 3:40 p.m. prior to Wednesday's game. That's because the team was already on the field for a meeting and pitchers' fielding practice drills before batting practice.
"It was for our guys who haven't been here to show them some of the stuff that we do," manager Don Mattingly said. "The whole thing is based on three guys out there."
He said every team does its infield drills differently, and with a number of new players, that was the reason why the team was out there early.