Although the Dodgers are focused their Spring Training success, they are also keeping an eye on Takashi Saito's recovery from various injuries, and a potential Marcus Giles deal. Here's the latest news on these two top-stories:
Takashi Saito, suffering from tightness in his buttocks, participated in 26-pitch simulated game today. His role in the 2008 Regular Season may be limited at the beginning, and thus Jonathan Broxton may be called in during save-opportunities. I hope that Saito fully recovers from his injury.
Interestingly, The Los Angeles Daily News reported Saito was experiencing pain in his right buttocks, and the Dodgers' Official Website claims that the pitcher is suffering tightness in his left buttocks. This injury must jump from side-to-side overnight.
If the Colorado Rockies do not trade Marcus Giles to the Dodgers, the second-baseman has threatened that he will not report to AAA. But, the Rockies are expected to release the dissatisfied athlete if they cannot workout a trade with the Dodgers to their liking. My mere advice for the Dodgers is to come up with a ridiculous trade proposal that will only benefit their organization.