DODGERS ANNOUNCE 2018 SPRING TRAINING RADIO BROADCAST SCHEDULE
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced their 2018 Spring Training radio broadcast schedule with 16 broadcasts in English on AM 570 LA Sports and eight Spanish-language broadcasts on Univision Radio’s KTNQ 1020 AM.
Both AM 570 and KTNQ 1020 will carry the Dodgers’ Cactus League opener on Feb. 23 against the White Sox, and will also close out the spring slate by broadcasting all three Freeway Series games against the Angels March 25-27.
AM 570 LA Sports’ Spring Training Dodgers programming will once again include Dodger Talk, which will air each weeknight hosted by David Vassegh and will showcase all the latest Dodgers news, key highlights and exclusive interviews with Dodger players and coaches. Vassegh will be on-site in Glendale, Arizona providing daily analysis, special reports and exclusive interviews throughout Spring Training to other AM 570 LA Sports shows including Dodgers pre-game with Tim Cates, Lunchtime with Roggin & Rodney (noon-2 p.m.) and the Petros & Money Show (2 p.m.-7 p.m.).
The Dodgers’ 2018 Spring Training broadcast schedule is attached.
The Dodgers’ Spring Training information can be found by visiting www.dodgers.com/Spring.
SPECTRUM SPORTSNET LA 2018 SPRING TRAINING COVERAGE TO INCLUDE 20 LIVE TELEVISED DODGER GAMES
El Segundo, CA – February 8, 2018 – Spectrum SportsNet LA will lead off its comprehensive live 2018 Dodgers Spring Training coverage on Access SportsNet: Dodgers on Tuesday, February 13, as the pitchers and catchers report to Camelback Ranch in Arizona. SportsNet LA’s live spring game coverage will begin Friday, February 23 when the Dodgers open their Cactus League schedule vs. the Chicago White Sox at 12:05 pm PST.
SportsNet LA will air 20 games, including live Dodgers games every Saturday and Sunday throughout spring training. The Saturday schedule will feature multiple matchups against the Chicago White Sox, as well as contests against the Giants, Cubs and Diamondbacks. Sunday matchups will feature games against the Mariners, Giants, Rockies and Padres. SportsNet LA will also televise all three of the “Freeway Series” exhibition games against the Angels from March 25 – 27.
SportsNet LA’s live Dodgers Spring Training studio programming will include the network’s flagship program, Access SportsNet: Dodgers, providing complete coverage of the club’s quest to return to the World Series. Access SportsNet: Dodgers will showcase all the latest Dodgers news, highlights and exclusive interviews with Dodgers players, coaches and staff throughout spring training.
Access SportsNet: Dodgers will again be hosted by John Hartung and Alanna Rizzo, with feature analysis from Orel Hershiser, Nomar Garciaparra, Jerry Hairston Jr. and Ned Colletti. Rizzo will be onsite in Arizona to provide daily analysis, special reports and exclusive interviews from Camelback Ranch.
SportsNet LA’s signature series, Backstage: Dodgers, will again take fans behind the scenes with their favorite team throughout spring training. Backstage: Dodgers will debut its first spring training episode on Wednesday, March 14 following Access SportsNet: Dodgers.
SportsNet LA’s spring game telecasts will be called by multiple broadcast teams, led by Joe Davis and Dodger great Orel Hershiser. Veteran Dodger broadcasters Charley Steiner, Rick Monday, John Hartung, Nomar Garciaparra, Jerry Hairston Jr. and Ned Colletti will also call games during spring training.
The 2018 Spectrum SportsNet LA Dodgers Spring Training Broadcast Schedule is available here.
Spectrum SportsNet LA is the exclusive 24/7 TV home of the Los Angeles Dodgers that takes fans behind the scenes and offers in-depth access into the organization, providing an immersive experience with never-before-seen content and thousands of hours of comprehensive Dodgers programming. More information on the network is available at sportsnetla.com.
About Spectrum Networks
Spectrum Networks is a series of 24/7 news and sports networks owned and operated by Charter Communications, Inc., a leading broadband communications company and the second largest cable operator in the United States. Spectrum Networks carry distinct, comprehensive, and exclusive local programming on 31 networks across 12 states. More information on the network is available at spectrumsportsnet.com.
2018 SPRING TRAINING UPDATE
THE FACILITY: The Dodgers’ complex at Camelback Ranch–Glendale includes six practice fields as well as the stadium. The award-winning facility, which the Dodgers share with the Chicago White Sox, includes a total of more than 118,000 square feet of Major and Minor League clubhouse space, 13 full baseball fields and three half-fields. It is one of the largest in the Cactus League with a capacity of 13,000, which includes 3,000 lawn seats, 12 luxury suites and a party deck. The site also features picturesque walking trails, landscaped grounds, an orange grove, two ponds and a lake.
DESERT HOME: 2018 marks the 10th year the Dodgers will play their Spring Training home games at Camelback Ranch-Glendale. Last season, the Dodgers established a Camelback Ranch–Glendale record for the third year in a row, in total (165,911) attendance in 17 home dates. Two new shade canopies have been added on the first base concourse and will offer fans more shaded seat options, most notably in the Baseline Terrace sections. Also new in 2018, CR-G debuts a 30’ x 50’ Daktronics videoboard in right-center field. The new high definition videoboard will provide fans with a dramatic upgrade to the visual and interactive experience during spring training games.
2018 SPRING SCHEDULE: The Dodgers will open their Spring Training schedule on Friday, February 23 against the Chicago White Sox at Glendale, which is a home game. The Dodgers will play a total of 17 games at Camelback Ranch this spring on five Spring Training weekends. Fans will have several opportunities to make the five-hour drive or one-hour flight to the desert from L.A. before the team heads back to Southern California to face the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for three Freeway Series exhibition games. The Dodgers will play at Angel Stadium on Sunday, March 25 and at Dodger Stadium on March 26 and 27.
- Every Sunday: Family Sunday — Children ages 12 and under may purchase a $5 lawn ticket. Valid at box office on day of game only. Limit four $5 lawn tickets per full-priced adult ticket purchased.
- Every Wednesday: Senior Stroll — Following every Wednesday game, seniors can stroll the bases at Camelback Ranch.
- Senior Special: Monday-Wednesday, seniors age 65 and over receive 50 percent off Infield Box or Baseline Field Box tickets. Valid at the box office on the day of the game only.
- Active and Retired Military Special: Monday-Wednesday, active and retired members of the military receive 50 percent off Infield Box or Baseline Field Box tickets. Valid at the box office on the day of the game only.
- Glendale Resident Pass — City of Glendale (AZ) residents can purchase $5 Baseline Reserved or Lawn tickets for Sunday – Thursday games. Proof of residency required; offer valid online at camelbackranchbaseball.com only.
SPRING TICKETS: Tickets for the Dodgers’ Cactus League schedule at Camelback Ranch–Glendale are available at www.dodgers.com/spring or by calling (800) 352-0212. Single-game ticket prices begin at $10 and fans can save by purchasing in advance (there is a $3 increase per ticket on game days). More information about Spring Training, including the Camelback Ranch promotional schedule and full ticket-pricing information, is available at www.camelbackranchbaseball.com.
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES: In 2013, the Best of 2013 Award from Phoenix New Times recognized Camelback Ranch–Glendale as the “Best Place to See a Spring Training Game,” which was also acknowledged in the 2009 edition. Following the 2010 season, the facility also received the 2010 Facility of Merit Award from Athletic Business Magazine and the Best of the West Award from WESTMARC, a coalition of West Maricopa County businesses. In 2009, the facility received the Editor’s Choice Award from BallparkDigest.com for “significantly advancing the state of the art for spring training complexes.”
2017 SPRING RESULTS: Won Lost Tie Pct. CRG home attn. Home games
15 14 2 .484 165,911 17
Schedule subject to change; (ss) denotes split squad game; all times listed are local
HOW THE 2018 DODGERS WERE BUILT
Manager: Dave Roberts (30)
Bench Coach: Bob Geren (8); Pitching Coach: Rick Honeycutt (40); Hitting Coach: Turner Ward (12);
First Base: George Lombard (29); Third Base: Chris Woodward (45);
Assistant Hitting Coach: Brant Brown (49), Luis Ortiz (28); Game Planning/Communications Coach: Danny Lehmann (86)
Coach: Steve Yeager (7); Bullpen Catcher: Steve Cilladi (82); Fumi Ishibashi (86)
FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT
No. Player Year Round
64 Walker Buehler 2015 First
35 Cody Bellinger 2013 Fourth
65 Kyle Farmer 2013 Eighth
22 Clayton Kershaw 2006 First
31 Joc Pederson 2010 11th
5 Corey Seager 2012 First
48 Brock Stewart 2014 Sixth
68 Ross Stripling 2012 Fifth
61 Alex Verdugo 2014 Second
NON-DRAFTED FREE AGENTS
No. Player Date
52 Pedro Baez Jan. 22, 2007
63 Yimi Garcia Jan. 29, 2009
74 Kenley Jansen Nov. 17, 2004 (Resigned on Jan. 10, 2017)
7 Julio Urías August 17, 2012
No. Player Date
62 Wilmer Font Dec. 21, 2016
44 Rich Hill Dec. 5, 2016 (Originally acquired via trade from OAK on Aug. 1, 2016)
55 Tom Koehler Dec. 20, 2017
18 Kenta Maeda Jan. 7, 2016
60 Henry Owens Dec. 22, 2017
58 Edward Paredes Dec. 8, 2016
66 Yasiel Puig June 29, 2012
99 Hyun-Jin Ryu Dec. 12, 2012
77 Dennis Santana May 27, 2015
60 Andrew Toles Sept. 23, 2015
10 Justin Turner Feb. 6, 2014 (Resigned on Dec. 23, 2016)
ACQUIRED VIA TRADE
No. Player From Date With/For
54 Scott Alexander Kansas City Jan. 4, 2018 With Jake Peter, for Luis Avilán to CWS and Trevor Oaks to KC
71 Dylan Baker Milwaukee Jan. 2, 2018 Cash
28 Austin Barnes Miami Dec. 10, 2014 With Andrew Heaney, Chris Hatcher and Enrique Hernandez for Dee Gordon, Dan Haren, Miguel Rojas and cash
54 Tony Cingrani Cincinnati July 31, 2017 For Scott Van Slyke and Hendrik Clementina
46 Josh Fields Houston August 1, 2016 For Yordan Alvarez
11 Logan Forsythe Tampa Bay Jan. 23, 2017 For Jose De Leon
9 Yasmani Grandal San Diego Dec. 18, 2014 With Zach Eflin and Joe Wieland for Matt Kemp, Tim Federowicz and cash
14 Kiké Hernández Miami Dec. 10, 2014 With Andrew Heaney, Austin Barnes and Chris Hatcher for Dee Gordon, Dan Haren, Miguel Rojas and cash
27 Matt Kemp Atlanta Dec. 16, 2017 For Adrián González, Scott Kazmir, Brandon McCarthy, Charlie Culberson and cash
36 Adam Liberatore Tampa Bay Nov. 20, 2014 With Joel Peralta for Greg Harris and Jose Dominguez
70 Tim Locastro Toronto July 2, 2015 For Chase De Jong
25 Rob Segedin New York-AL Jan. 12, 2016 For Tyler Olson and Ronald Torreyes
3 Chris Taylor Seattle June 25, 2016 For Zach Lee
21 Trayce Thompson Chicago-AL Dec. 16, 2015 With Micah Johnson and Frankie Montas for Jose Peraza, Scott Schebler and Brandon Dixon to CIN and Todd Frazier to CWS
57 Alex Wood Atlanta July 30, 2015 With Luis Avilan, Jim Johnson, Jose Peraza and Bronson Arroyo for Hector Olivera, Paco Rodriguez and Zack Bird
No. Player Pos.
38 Manny Bañuelos P
84 Matt Beaty INF
90 Joe Broussard P
56 Daniel Corcino P
81 Yusniel Diaz OF
83 Drew Jackson INF
51 CC Lee P
33 Mark Lowe P
76 Brian Moran P
13 Max Muncy INF
49 Zach Neal P
87 Jake Peter INF
89 DJ Peters OF
72 Henry Ramos OF
78 Edwin Rios INF
80 Keibert Ruiz C
73 Yaisel Sierra P
79 Will Smith C
67 Travis Taijeron OF
17 Donovan Solano INF
41 Pat Venditte P
88 Shawn Zarraga C
2018 ARIZONA HOTEL OPTIONS
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