The Dodgers play their first televised game of the spring on Monday, as the Cubs come to Camelback Ranch. The Prime Ticket viewers will be treated to a rather classic spring training lineup, including Juan Uribe batting cleanup.
Manager Don Mattingly likes to give his regular position players every third game off during the early part of spring, giving them a day to work on things like mechanics and timing in the batting cage after playing two games. Mattingly also said he wanted to give catcher A.J. Ellis some extra rest at first because spring training games started so early this year, and you have a lineup with no projected starters (though Jerry Hairston Jr. and Skip Schumaker will likely play quite a bit this season) and three non-roster invitees.
Here are the lineups, with the Cubs' starting nine courtesy of Carrie Muskat of MLB.com:
Carlos Villanueva starts on the mound for Chicago.
Chad Billingsley starts for the Dodgers, and is expected to be followed on the mound by Chris Capuano, Kevin Gregg, Matt Guerrier, Shawn Tolleson, and Paco Rodriguez.
Time: 12:05 p.m. PT
TV: Prime Ticket
Radio: KLAC 570 AM