GLENDALE, Ariz. – Apparently, carrying baseball’s highest payroll doesn’t guarantee a worry-free camp.
For a team that’s supposed to win the World Series, the Dodgers have an uncommonly high number of questions at this stage of spring training.
Two urgent topics: Will Carl Crawford be ready for Opening Day? And how about Zack Greinke?
“We have to see,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Thursday. “Carl’s feeling better. We’ve still got some time. If Carl was a guy that we just said, ‘Turn it loose. You can play every day, all you want, hit all you want,’ the chances would be really good, because he’d be ready.
“But in the situation that we’re only going to allow him so much per day takes it back a little bit. Carl’s still optimistic. Until somebody says he cannot do it, then we’re going to be optimistic also. We’re just pleased he’s moving forward.”
Crawford, who was shut down recently because of nerve irritation in his surgically repaired left elbow, took at-bats in