Shane Victorino has been with the Dodgers for less than a week, but it looks like he’s already taking on a leadership role with the team.
According to Arash Markazi of ESPNLA, Victorino had already been in the team’s clubhouse for over an hour on Sunday prior to the team’s game at 4:10pm ET when a few of his teammates arrived. Victorino reportedly pointed to an imaginary watch on his wrist and said they “better start showing up earlier around here.”
The players in question were first baseman James Loney and reliever Javy Guerra, both of whom saw action in the 7-6 win.
It must be odd for a player who had only been with his new team for three games to start calling out his teammates, but that could be part of the reason the Dodgers acquired Victorino. Victorino has been to the playoffs the last five seasons and won a World Series. Maybe he feels he knows what the team needs to do to reach the Fall Classic.
“There’s definitely a ton of talent here,” Victorino said, per Markazi. “We...