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Dodgers vs. Angels starting lineups: David Huff starts bullpen game for LA

Photo: Eric Stephen | True Blue LA

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Dodgers travel to Tempe on Saturday to battle the Angels one more time before next week's Freeway Series, which means non-Time Warner customers in the Los Angeles area get to watch the game.

Fox Sports West will televise the Angels broadcast of Saturday's game, providing a viewing option for those unable to watch SportsNet LA.

In what is essentially a bullpen game for the Dodgers, David Huff gets the start, hoping to continue his solid spring and secure a spot in the Dodgers bullpen.

Huff had a 3.36 ERA and 4.13 FIP in 46 games in relief between the Giants and Yankees in 2014, with 39 strikeouts and 23 walks in 59 innings. He has also started in his six-year big league career, with 54 of his 115 appearances as a starter.

The non-roster invitee has had a good spring to date, allowing a run on six hits in 8⅔ innings in four Cactus League appearances, with four strikeouts and a walk. His appearances have ranged from 1⅔ to three innings. His role would likely be as a long reliever or swing man in the Dodgers bullpen, and potentially a candidate to make a spot start on April 14 should he make the opening day roster.

"For me I don't have a definitive job," Huff said last week. "It's just trying to show them some versatility so they can be comfortable going to me in any situation."


Adam Liberatore was scratched from a scheduled appearance on Thursday with tightness in his groin, and instead pitched a bullpen session. The left-hander insisted that he was fine and that he was only scratched as a precaution. He's scheduled again to pitch on Saturday in Tempe.

"I don't think I would be on the list if I wasn't able to pitch," Liberatore said Friday. "I probably could have pitched [Thursday]. I'm just doing everything they tell me."

Dustin McGowan and Pedro Baez are also slated to pitch.

Matt Shoemaker starts for the Angels, with closer Huston Street among those scheduled in relief for the Halos.