Mahay Released, Ely Optioned, Big League Camp Down To 38

Before today's game, John Ely was optioned and Eugenio Velez was reassigned to minor league camp. Ely is still a candidate, along with Tim Redding, for the fifth starter job, a spot that won't be needed until April 12. Redding, who experienced back problems yesterday, threw today without any problems and is scheduled to throw a bullpen session tomorrow, per Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times.

In addition, Ron Mahay asked for, and was granted his release, as he had an out clause in his contract if he wasn't added to the roster by yesterday. There are now 38 players remaining in big league camp, 18 pitchers and 20 position players.

Clayton Kershaw makes his final spring tuneup today as the Dodgers are in Peoria for their final Cactus League road game, against the Padres. Kershaw is expected to have a short outing today in his final tuneup before his Thursday start against the Giants.

Lineups

Dodgers   Padres
SS Furcal
CF Venable
LF Paul                  

SS Bartlett
RF Ethier
2B Hudson
CF Kemp
1B Cantu
1B Loney
LF Ludwick
3B Uribe
RF Denorfia         
C Barajas
3B Headley
2B Carroll
C Hundley
P Kershaw

P Moseley

In addition to Kershaw, scheduled pitchers for the Dodgers today are Jonathan Broxton, Matt Guerrier, Mike MacDougal, Lance Cormier, Scott Elbert, Travis Schlichting, and Ramon Troncoso.

Mat Latos was scheduled to start for San Diego today, as well as opening day, but he has a sore shoulder. Tim Stauffer will start in place of Latos on opening day, but today that honor goes to Dustin Moseley.

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Game Time: 1:05 p.m. PST

TV: Channel 4 San Diego (Padres broadcast)

Radio: KABC

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