Russell Martin Returns as Dodgers Close Out Camp

In case you missed a 2010 player profile, and want to enter your projections for the season, here is the list to date:
Mar 1 Kuo
Mar 2 Kemp
Mar 3 Kuroda
Mar 4 Manny
Mar 5 Broxton
Mar 6 Blake
Mar 7 Billingsley
Mar 8 DeWitt
Mar 9 Elbert
Mar 10 Loney
Mar 11 Padilla
Mar 12 Carroll
Mar 13 Belisario
Mar 14 Ethier
Mar 15 Sherrill
Mar 16 Furcal
Mar 17 Troncoso
Mar 18 Repko
Mar 19 Mientkiewicz
Mar 20 Anderson
Mar 21 Paul
Mar 22 Monasterios
Mar 23 Johnson
Mar 24 Ra. Ortiz
Mar 25 Stults
Mar 26 Ausmus
Mar 27 Ellis
Mar 28 Haeger
Mar 29 Weaver
Mar 30 Ru. Ortiz
Mar 31 Martin

Giants (20-10) at Dodgers (ss) (11-12-2)

1:05pm, Camelback Ranch, Glendale, AZ

The Dodgers have reached the final day of their second Cactus League season, as they play a pair of games before moving on to their final three exhibition games in Los Angeles and Anaheim.  Today's first game is the finale at Camelback Ranch against the Giants. 

Don Mattingly will manage the day game today, and Joe Torre will manage the club in Las Vegas tonight as they play the Reds.

Russell Martin returns to the lineup today, completing the bookends to the club's Arizona portion of spring training.  Martin's only other game this spring was the Dodgers' first game of the spring, on March 5 against the White Sox.  He missed three weeks with a right groin injury, an injury that originally was though to sideline the catcher for opening day.  However, Martin has played in four minor league games over the last week without problems, and looks now to be a lock to start Monday in Pittsburgh.

Opening day starter Vicente Padilla will start for the Dodgers, and be followed by Russ Ortiz, who is battling for a spot on the 11-man pitching staff.  Jon Ely, one of two pitchers acquired for Juan Pierre in December, and Scott Dohmann are also scheduled to pitch today for the Dodgers.

The Dodgers have officially released Jason Repko and Eric Stults, removing them from the 40-man roster.  In the case of Stults, clearing release waivers was a procedural necessity before officially completing his sale to the Hiroshima Carp.  In the case of Repko, his near 11-year run with the organization ended on a sour note, as the Dodgers announced his release before telling Repko (per Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times).  The Dodgers now have 36 players on their 40-man roster.

Manager Joe Torre said Josh Lindblom, who is not on the 40-man roster, will start the season in the minors, according to Hernandez.

Here are the lineups:

Giants      Dodgers
CF Velez SS Furcal
LF DeRosa        C Martin
3B Sandoval LF Manny
1B Huff      1B Loney
2B Uribe 3B Belliard
RF Bowker RF Anderson   
C Posey CF Johnson
SS Crawford 2B Carroll
P Ramirez P Padilla

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