|In case you missed a 2010 player profile, and want to enter your projections for the season, here is the list to date:|
|Mar 24||Ra. Ortiz|
|Mar 30||Ru. Ortiz|
(20-10) at (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: