By Jon Weisman
The Iced Man cometh.
In the Dodgers’ 13th Cactus League game of 2016, Justin Turner will make his first appearance.
Turner, who has been recovering from microfracture surgery on his left knee, is scheduled to play approximately five innings at third base.
The 31-year-old Turner made it back into the lineup exactly three weeks before Opening Day at San Diego.
Alex Guerrero, who pinch-hit Sunday in his first game in eight days, gets his first start in that span at designated hitter.
Today’s game is preceded by a “B” game, slated to go no more than five innings, in which Scott Kazmir of the Dodgers is pitchinh against Chris Sale of the White Sox. Yasmani Grandal, who has been sidelined with a forearm contusion, is catching Kazmir.
Also, Hyun-Jin Ryu is scheduled to throw a bullpen session today, though Dave Roberts told reporters he could not say what that meant for Ryu’s timetable to return to game action.
Alex Wood is set for a bullpen session Tuesday and is expected to make his next start this week. Yaisel Sierra is on target for a game appearance as well.
Roberts added that Adrian Gonzalez will be absent from Camelback Ranch from Wednesday through Sunday for the World Baseball Classic qualifier in Mexico.
Finally, congrats to Dodger pitcher Ross Stripling …
— Ross Stripling (@RossStripling) March 14, 2016