Manager Grady Little acknowledged that Loney didn't take the news of his demotion well.
"This kid had a great spring for us and he played well for us last season," Little said. "In most cases, when you option a guy down to Triple-A, you have some things you want him to work on and get better at. In his case, we're going to be looking for the opportunity to get him back up here."
Hey James: The Dodgers were smart enough to promote Matt Kemp, so there's hope yet. Keep that bat and glove sharp and we'll be seeing you sooner than you can say "under-appreciated future franchise cornerstone."