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Los Angeles Dodgers vs the Seattle Mariners

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Dodgers at Indians, 12:05 p.m.
Jimmy Rollins, SS
Carl Crawford, LF
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Yasmani Grandal, DH
Howie Kendrick, 2B
Andre Ethier, DH
Juan Uribe, 3B
Scott Schebler, RF
Darnell Sweeney, CF
(Mike Bolsinger, P)

By Jon Weisman

Looks like Louis Mattingly was told he’s not starting … but Mom and Dad don’t seem discouraged about his long-term potential.

Here are some more notes and news …

  • Don Mattingly told reporters today that reliever Mike Adams is days away from being “game ready,” but he looks good so far.
  • “Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke looked sharp Friday,” writes AJ Cassavell of, “facing hitters for the first time this spring. Perhaps more importantly, he came away from his live batting practice session pain free.”
  • Ned Colletti shared his thoughts with Bill Dwyre of the Times about his new role with the Dodgers — paraphrasing Jim Murray in the process. “I think he wrote one time,” Colletti said, “that things can get like riding a tiger. We’re afraid to get on, and once we’re on, we’re afraid to get off.”
  • Of the four players since 1970 who have played at least 300 games at both shortstop and the outfield, two have played for the Dodgers: Derrel Thomas and Hubie Brooks. Hanley Ramirez could become the third, as Doug Miller of ESPN Insider notes.
  • Sunday’s Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic featuring Texas Christian, Vanderbilt, UCLA and USC will have more than 15 top draft prospects, writes David Hood of True Blue L.A.
  • Minnie Minoso was the Latin Jackie Robinson, suggests Allen Barra at Sports on Earth. Barra then goes on to argue for Minoso’s Hall of Fame worthiness based on his on-field performance.

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  1. oldbrooklynfan

    I enjoyed reading the article about Ned Colletti by Bill Dwyre. It’s great to see that Ned is happy in his current position with the front office.

  2. jpavko

    T minus one Month. I’m sure I speak for all of us, can’t come soon enough. Time to disabuse San Diego of the notion of being competitive in the division

  3. What a great photo! Congrats to Donnie.

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