The Dodgers play their last home day game of the spring on Friday afternoon, as they host the Reds at Camelback Ranch. Clayton Kershaw will make his final full outing of the Cactus League, as his last start (next Wednesday) will be a dialed back effort of three innings or so, as has been the practice in each of the last few years.
Dee Gordon gets a crack at shortstop on Friday, with about a week left to make his case that he should sub for Hanley Ramirez while he recovers from thumb surgery. Gordon was unavailable on Wednesday due to a left ankle sprain and didn't make the trip to Tucson on Thursday, so the starting shortstops the last two days were Luis Cruz and Nick Punto.
Cruz starts at third base on Friday. Here are the starting lineups:
Mike Leake starts for Cincinnati.