GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Saturday morning brings news on a trio of Dodgers pitchers, affected by Friday news.
Clayton Kershaw, who was hit in the face by a line drive on Friday in Mesa, needed dental work on Friday night, as the liner reportedly affected two of his teeth, one of which needed to be extracted. Kershaw will need further dental work on the second tooth, but that isn't expected to affect his getting ready for the season.
"It sounds like that is going to require a little bit more during the season, but nothing that will affect him baseball-wise," Don Mattingly said on Saturday.
Because of the late dental work, Kershaw was told he didn't need to report until noon on Saturday, but the left-hander said he would show up around 10 or 10:30 a.m.
Erik Bedard, who threw roughly 30 pitches in his one inning of work in San Antonio on Friday, left the game with some sort of injury, though Mattingly didn't have the details on Saturday. Bedard will be examined once the Dodgers return to Arizona.
Brett Anderson will pitch in a minor league game against the Brewers on Tuesday, the one scheduled off day in camp. This will allow the Dodgers to move Brandon McCarthy and Anderson up one spot in the rotation and keep everyone in line assuming Hyun-Jin Ryu opens the regular season on the disabled list.
Mattingly also said that if Ryu does end up on the DL to open the season, the club would be more likely to carry an extra position player rather than an extra relief pitcher until a fifth starter is needed, which could come as late as April 14, the eighth game of the season.
On Saturday the Dodgers are back at it for two games, beginning with a morning tilt in San Antonio against the Rangers and concluding with a game at Talking Stick against the Rockies.
Zack Greinke starts at The Alamodome, at 11 a.m. start against the Rangers, facing Anthony Ranaudo for Texas. Other Dodgers available to pitch include Juan Nicasio, plus minor leaguers Josh Ravin, Ryan Buchter, Mike Thomas, Jeremy Horst and Ramon Troncoso.
Back in Scottsdale, Chad Gaudin starts for the Dodgers against the Rockies and Jhoulys Chacin. Also scheduled to pitch for the Dodgers against the Rockies are Sergio Santos, Mike Adams, Dustin McGowan and Chris Hatcher.
Yasmani Grandal is back at catcher in San Antonio after serving as the designated hitter on Friday night. Alex Guerrero starts in left field, while the middle infielders switch positions - Darwin Barney at second base today, Enrique Hernandez at shortstop.
Scott Van Slyke starts in center field for the Dodgers against the Rockies, with Andre Ethier at designated hitter.