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Photo: Eric Stephen | True Blue LA

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The last Monday of spring training is upon us, with the Dodgers making one last long bus trip to face the Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.

Opening day is one week away.

The Dodgers will start Brett Anderson on the mound on Monday, making his last extended start of the spring, likely going six innings and/or throwing 90-95 pitches. Anderson is also slated to start the final Freeway Series game against the Angels on Saturday, but that will be a shortened affair of three innings or roughly 40-45 pitches.

Manager Don Mattingly said Thursday's Freeway Series opener in Anaheim would likely be a bullpen game, with shortened stints for many of the pitchers still in camp vying for a bullpen spot.

Saturday's game will likely also feature a series of minor league pitchers following Anderson, with the opening day roster bullpen members getting two days off, coupled with Sunday's off day, in preparation for next Monday.

Juan Uribe is back in the lineup after a respiratory ailment on Sunday. He's hitting sixth, playing third base.

Following Anderson on the mound on Monday at Talking Stick will be some from the group of Paco Rodriguez, Adam Liberatore, Yimi Garcia, Mike Adams and Pedro Baez.

Yoan Lopez starts for the Diamondbacks.


Players, coaches and managers around baseball raised over $2.64 million for the Baseball Assistance Team's fund, helping member of the baseball family in need of assistance. The Dodgers raised the most money among National League teams, sharing the Bobby Murcer Award with the Tigers, top AL donors.


It has been a painful few days for various old friends around baseball. The Reds released Paul Maholm on Monday, and the Marlins released Reed Johnson. In addition, Jamey Wright was told he won't make the Rangers, per Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, and Kevin Correia was assigned to minor league camp by the Mariners, per Ryan Divish of the Tacoma News Tribune.