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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- As we reach the four-week mark of Dodgers camp opening, the team hosts the Cubs on Wednesday afternoon at Camelback Ranch.

Brandon McCarthy makes his third start of the spring, and is expected to go roughly four innings.

Also scheduled to pitch for the Dodgers after McCarthy are Adam Liberatore and Dustin McGowan, both on the 40-man roster, along with non-roster invitees Sergio Santos and Mike Adams, all vying for one of the various open spots in the Dodgers bullpen.

Josh Ravin, who was reassigned to minor league camp on Saturday, is back up from the minor league side, in uniform for Wednesday's game. Joining him in uniform from the minor league side are pitchers Matt Shelton (No. 90), Jeremy Kehrt (87) and Mike Thomas (93), plus catcher Ralph Henriquez (89).

The Dodgers have close to an opening day lineup today, plus Andre Ethier at designated hitter and A.J. Ellis at catcher. It is the closest to a full opening day lineup we will see for a while, with the pending weekend trip to San Antonio splitting the squad.

Jake Arrieta starts on the mound for the Cubs.


Unless he has a setback, Brandon League is scheduled to resume playing catch on Thursday. He has been sidelined with right shoulder inflammation.

Clayton Kershaw and Corey Seager took home the Dodgers doubles ping pong championship this morning, beating Justin Turner and Daniel Coulombe.

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the first time Sandy Koufax making his debut at Dodgertown in Vero Beach. The 19-year-old, signed the previous December to a $17,000 bonus, pitched two innings against a team of Brooklyn Dodgers minor league "All-Stars," striking out five and walking two.