A busier-than-expected schedule in Turkey is resulting in this week’s Reveille being washed away. Reveille will appear next on Monday, February 17, İnşallah.
However, I still bring a healthy measure of good cheer, courtesy of the Associated Press, and featuring Brandon McCarthy, his Diamondbacks, and the Dodgers.
Spring training officially began Thursday when Arizona Diamondbacks pitchers and catchers reported, with their first workout set for Friday.
On the other side of suburban Phoenix, in Glendale, Los Angeles Dodgers pitchers and catchers report on Saturday.
Full-squad workouts for both teams begin next week.
The Diamondbacks and Dodgers get an early start because they will open the MLB season with a two-game series in Australia on March 22-23.
The rest of the teams begin workouts next week at their spring training haunts in Arizona and Florida.
That’s it. Have a walk-off week!