Spring training 2013 schedule: Dodgers, White Sox starting lineups

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

The Dodgers and White Sox will open the 2013 spring season of Camelback Ranch on Saturday at 12:05 p.m. PT.

The Dodgers open Cactus League play on Saturday against the White Sox at Camelback Ranch, and their opening lineup features Hanley Ramirez batting leadoff.

However, before jumping to any conclusions about what this means for the regular season, keep in mind a few factors. For one, left fielder Carl Crawford is not playing and won't be for at least a week, and he is slated to bat either first or second when he plays.

Secondly, Ramirez will miss some time with the Dodgers because he's playing for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic, and manager Don Mattingly said he would get his three WBC players (Ramirez, Adrian Gonzalez, Luis Cruz) three plate appearances per game instead of two in the early part of spring, and might manipulate the lineup to help get those PA a little quicker.

But at any rate, it's time to be excited. Baseball is here again. On Saturday. Here are the starting lineups for the opener:

White Sox

De Aza CF
Morel 3B
Rios RF
Konerko 1B
Dunn DH
Viciedo LF
Ramirez SS
Flowers C
Beckham 2B

Dylan Axelrod starts for Chicago.

Dodgers

Ramirez SS
Ellis 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ethier RF
Cruz 3B
Schumaker CF
Hairston LF
Ellis C
Uribe DH

Clayton Kershaw starts for the Dodgers, and is scheduled to be followed by Matt Magill, Stephen Fife, Mark Lowe, Ronald Belisario, Kelvin De La Cruz, and Gregory Infante.

In addition to the starters, the Dodgers list the planned reserves for each lineup spot. Here they are:

Gordon SS
Punto 2B
McPherson 1B
Puig RF
Sellers 3B
Amezaga CF
Herrera LF
Flores C
Gwynn DH

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