2020 Dodgers (Real): Chico continues to star, Edwin & Joc smash, Kenley recovering from COVID-19

Is this an OOTP post? Surprisingly no, it’s about the actual real-life Dodgers!

Well, sorta, as I’m gonna start this with the best part about the so-called Summer Camp, which is clubbie Chico and his intrasquad game appearances.

Yes, that’s right, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to one great thing at least, which is one Francisco Herrera having to sub in to intrasquad games due to a lack of players.

“It’s been surreal,” Herrera, 30, said. “The guys are loving it and I’m just going out there and having fun.”

Well, today he only added to his legend.

The players seem to be loving it, at least when Chico isn’t humiliating them.

He even got interviewed on MLB Network recently.

Thanks for the levity, man.


One of the stars of Summer Camp so far is Edwin Rios, who came up last year and kinda set the world on fire in a small sample size. I’ve been skeptical on whether he can actually mash like that consistently with so much swing and miss, but I’d love the chance to see what he could do.

Joc Pederson has been busy during the time off, working with a movement coach.

He’s also one of the players that seems to be right on schedule.


Kenley Jansen and his whole family got COVID-19 after one of his sons initially came down with the virus.

Jansen said he never considered opting out, and because of how he stayed in shape during the time off he feels like he’ll still be ready for the season. “I always wanted to play,” Jansen said. “I love this game. I want to do it for the fans. We’re all going through a tough time right now in this world together, and I think this is a good thing not only for Dodger fans but for baseball fans around the world to have something to watch on TV.”

Dave Roberts did say he should be ready for Opening Day, and he looked it today.


In roster moves, there were a bunch of additions to the player pool for the season.

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