Starting for the L.A. Dodgers, 3B Blake Dewitt?

Seems Nomar is hurt again.  Things are really falling in to place for Blake Dewitt to get a shot at the Los Angeles Dodgers opening day lineup.

This is from 

“Tony Abreu and Blake DeWitt are thought to be the leading candidates to start at third on Opening Day if Garciaparra is not ready, although the 22-year-old DeWitt has never played above Double-A.

“Blake DeWitt’s got a hell of an opportunity to hang out with the big boys,” Dodgers manager Joe Torre said Wednesday.

Asked whether DeWitt is ready to play in the majors, Torre replied: “Some people are saying yes, some people are saying maybe. Nobody says for sure that he’s not ready.”

From “General manager Ned Colletti said he would likely watch DeWitt play for a week before deciding if he needs to acquire an infielder from another organization.”

Here is what the LA Times had to say about DeWitt a couple a days ago. 

For the spring, Blake is hitting .257/.366/.571 with 2 HRS.  Most impressive is his 6 to 3 walk to strikeout ratio.

Jacob Priday hit another HR on Tuesday.  From the Mizzou website:  Priday’s home run in the third put him into sole possession of fifth place on Missouri’s all-time home runs list with 36. His three RBI in the contest bumped him up to 191 for his career, moving him up to second place on the school’s all-time RBI list.

JR Bizzell is hitting .322/.378/.422 at Rhodes College. 


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