BACOLOD City – A man was found dead in asugarcane field in Barangay Burgos, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental. Besa’s lifeless body was found by JohnPaul Carabaña when he passed by at the said place around 11 a.m. on March 1, apolice report showed. Besa’s body was brought to the CadizCity Emergency Clinic for a “post-mortem” examination./PN BY CYRUS GARDE AND MAE SINGUAY According to the victim’s father Roberto,his son sleeps anywhere whenever drunk and he has no enemy in the place. The cause of his death was notimmediately established. Police identified him as 47-year-oldresident Jovy Besa.
Corey Seager of the Dodgers saw some playing time in the 2014 exhibition Freeway Series, but Monday he got his first taste of the real deal when his Dodgers visited Angel Stadium for the first of three games with the Angels.“Yeah, the Freeway Series (in ‘14) was still spring training, so people were still working on everything,” said Seager, one of baseball’s hottest young prospects who made his major-league debut on Thursday in San Diego. “And now it’s the regular season, it’s at the end of the year, it’s in playoff-push times and it’s definitely going to be a different game.”Going from Triple-A Oklahoma City to the big leagues is a different game, too. Seager has so far handled it very well. In 15 at-bats in four games, he was batting .333 (5-for-15) with two doubles and three RBIs before Monday.Seager, just 21, was asked to give himself an early report card. “There’s ups and downs,” he said. “There are ABs I gave away and ABs where I was locked in. So it could go both ways.”Angels manager Mike Scioscia is impressed with what he has seen.“Just in preparing for this series and seeing the limited at-bats that we’ve seen, you see the talent is real and he looks like a very exciting young player,” Scioscia said. “Has a chance to be a special player. So we’ll, hopefully, make some pitches and contain him.”Dodgers manager Don Mattingly also likes the early returns on Seager, a shortstop/third baseman who started at shortstop Monday.“He looks calm, he doesn’t seem to be overwhelmed in any way,” Mattingly said. “He hasn’t had anything totally difficult. But anything that’s been a little out of the ordinary, he seems to have handled pretty easily. His at-bats seem pretty good. Yeah, I think he’s been good.” Scioscia remembers L.A.Scioscia was a catcher for 13 years in the big leagues, all with the Dodgers. Though his loyalty these days rests with the Angels, he has fond memories of his days with the team up the 5 Freeway.“I’m always thankful for the opportunity to play with an organization like the Dodgers,” Scioscia said. “And not just to play at Dodger Stadium, but coming up through it and having access to the best coaches and mentors in the world, guys like Roy Campanella and Del Crandall and Johnny Roseboro from the catching perspective.“And just getting to grow as a young baseball player, I got a great education there and so I’m very, very thankful for that. And you always have those memories. But right now it’s what our team is doing, what the Angels are doing and that’s what we want to focus on.”Grandal taken out of lineupDodgers No. 1 catcher Yasmani Grandal was in the original starting lineup Monday, but was pulled in favor of A.J. Ellis. The reason is a bothersome left shoulder.“Yeah, his shoulder, kind of, as he went to hit today is bothering him again,” Mattingly said. “So, obviously, it crept up on him. So we’re … back to day to day with him.”This first cropped up in August, so when Mattingly was asked how much concern he has, he was forthcoming.“Well, a little more now than before,” he said. “The fact that it kind of bounced back on him, you know, worries me a little.”Mattingly said he expects Grandal will have some tests done.Giavotella improving slightlyAngels second baseman Johnny Giavotella was recently diagnosed with fourth nerve palsy and is on the shelf. He said Monday there is some improvement.“Slowly but surely, it’s getting better,” said Giavotella, who said he’s still experiencing the double vision that comes with the malady. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error read more