GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Dodgers head to Mesa to play the Cubs today, with several story lines in play. Zack Greinke is making his Cactus League debut after a slightly delayed start to his spring, thanks to a lubricating injection into his elbow at the start of camp.
Greinke is expected to pitch two innings.
Yasiel Puig will start in center field for the Dodgers on Wednesday, his first time out of right field this spring, and 18-year-old Julio Urias makes his second appearance of spring as well.
Jon Lester starts for the Cubs.
Puig has played in four spring games so far this season, and is 2-for-8 with a home run. Manager Don Mattingly has said he would get Puig some time in center field during spring training. Ultimately the center field job is Joc Pederson 's to lose, and the team prefers Puig in right field, but contingencies need to be planned for just in case.
Pederson starts in left field against the Cubs.
"We want to make sure we at least see them in different positions out there, you never know what's going to happen," Mattingly said. "And depending on how things go, [Puig]'s an option in center."
Urias pitched last Friday in Maryvale against the Brewers and struck out two in his 1⅔ innings of work, but he also walked three and threw a wild pitch. Counting his one inning against the Padres in 2014, Urias has yet to allow a hit in Cactus League play.
Mattingly said Urias would be stretched out against the Cubs but that might not mean three innings during the game. Urias might pitch two innings followed by some time in the bullpen afterward.
Also scheduled to pitch for the Dodgers today are David Huff and first-round picks Zach Lee, Chris Reed and Chris Anderson.
Scheduled reserves for the Dodgers today include Corey Seager at shortstop, Kyle Jensen in right field, Scott Schebler in center field, Shawn Zarraga at catcher, Darnell Sweeney at second base, O`Koyea Dickson at first base, Alex Guerrero in left field and Erisbel Arruebarrena at third base.