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McDonald Optioned; Ausmus Out Until Wednesday

Padres (ss) (7-9) at Dodgers (ss) (6-7-1)

7:05pm, Camelback Ranch, Glendale, AZ

Some time after the end of the game in Surprise -- when it was announced Jon Link and Lucas May were optioned to minor league camp -- and the beginning of the game tonight at Camelback Ranch, the Dodgers optioned James McDonald to minor league camp as well, bringing the total number in big league camp down to 43.

In other news, Brad Ausmus is shut down until Wednesday.  He has had lower back pain, and received an epidural injection today.

Minor leaguers suiting up for the Dodgers tonight are pitchers Scott Dohmann and Jesus Castillo, infielders John Lindsey, Justin Sellers, Pedro Baez, and Cesar Suarez, and outfielders Brandon Watson, Andrew Lambo, Angelo Songco, and Scott Van Slyke.

Here are the lineups tonight against the Padres:

Padres      Dodgers
SS Cabrera SS Furcal
CF Gwynn RF Johnson    
1B Gonzalez CF Kemp
LF Blanks LF Manny      
3B Headley 3B Blake
RF Venable     2B Carroll
C Torrealba 1B Belliard
2B Anotnelli C Ellis
P LeBlanc P Padilla

Josh Lindblom, George Sherrill, and Jonathan Broxton are also scheduled to pitch for the Dodgers.

For the Padres, the other pitchers on the travel roster are Ryan Webb, Radhames Liz, Cory Luebke, Chris Fetter, and Alexis Lara.

TV: Prime Ticket