Prior to the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels playing to a tie at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Friday, Angels manager Phil Nevin and his son Kyle Nevin were part of a memorable exchange of lineup cards in what otherwise is a mundane practice.
Kyle is currently a prospect in the Dodgers organization after they drafted him in the 13th round, 345th overall, of the 2022 MLB Draft. He hit .304 with 49 RBI in 54 games at Baylor University last season and reportedly received a $397,500 signing bonus.
“I talked to Phil this past winter because Kyle was going to be in camp with us,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said after the game.
“Knowing that he was in our camp, I just thought it would be a special moment for their family. They’re going to do a nice dinner, and he got his swings in. So that’s a moment they’ll always remember.”
After exchanging lineup cards and speaking with umpires briefly, the Nevins embraced one another and then went to their respective dugouts.
Kyle later appeared as a pinch-hitter for Drew Avans in the ninth inning, but he struck out in what was his first career Spring Training at-bat.
Phil is entering his first season as Angels manager after serving in the interim role last season once Joe Maddon was fired. He signed a one-year contract in October to become the full-time skipper.
MLB.TV adds Minor League games for 2023 season
MLB.TV launched for the 2023 season with a brand new feature, giving subscribers access to more than 7,000 Minor League Baseball games from affiliates of all 30 MLB organizations.
As part of the service, all 60 Triple-A and Double-A teams, home games from more than 40 additional clubs and select postseason games are available through the First Pitch app.
Additionally, a new Watch hub within the MLB mobile apps will be debuting that includes both live programming and video on demand of all 30 teams. Select connected devices will also receive the big-screen Gameday mode, which will feature advanced data and pitch-by-pitch details to immerse fans in the game.
The MLB.TV content library will be packed with new episodes of original shows like “Baseball Zen” and “Carded,” in addition to new shows such as “Inside Stitch,” baseball documentaries and more.
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