Hanley Ramirez will miss significant time with a wrist injury, opening the door for Yasiel Puig to make the Opening Day roster of the Dodgers.
"I don't think anyone in here would cry if that happened," reliever J.P. Howell said. "You see what he's done. It's ridiculous. It's something different.
"It would be not a bad decision. At all."
Puig, who has a body similar to Bo Jackson, has hit .521 this spring.
The 22-year-old Cuban signed a $42 million contract with L.A. There are future implications for the Dodgers to consider.
"By breaking camp with Puig, the Dodgers would start his service clock. If they wait about three weeks to call him up, it would ensure control of Puig through the 2019 season. Assuming he stays in the major leagues from his debut, starting him in L.A. this season means he could hit free agency following the 2018 season," writes Jeff Passan.