Dodgers Host Strength, Conditioning Camp

Clayton Kershaw, James McDonald, and Delwyn Young, among others, are participating in a six-day program as part of team's strategy to maintain and develop healthy players.

The camp, which is part of the Dodgers' overall strategy to maintain a healthy roster next season, includes on-field workouts each day from 9:00 a.m. until approximately 10:30 a.m., followed by weight training and conditioning. It is led by Major League Strength Coach Brendon Huttman and runs until 3 p.m. daily through Saturday.  

Several Dodger minor leaguers are also attending this week's training camp, including pitcher Chris Withrow, the Dodgers' 2007 first-round draft pick, outfielder Trayvon Robinson, who is originally from Los Angeles and attended Crenshaw High School, and infielder Devaris Strange-Gordon, the son of former major league pitcher Tom Gordon.  

Pitchers Justin Miller, Nathan Eovaldi, Jon Redding, Matt Sartor, and Kyle Smit and outfielder Kyle Russell are also participating.   

The Dodgers' will host two similar camps in January, as well as the second annual Winter Development Program, a program designed to prepare minor league players for the majors both on and off the field.