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Dodgers split squad starting lineups for Friday

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Alex Guerrero will start at third base in Maryvale on Friday afternoon.
Alex Guerrero will start at third base in Maryvale on Friday afternoon.
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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Dodgers play a pair of games on Friday, with a split squad headed to Maryvale to battle the Brewers and another staying back at Camelback Ranch to host the Mariners. Here are the lineups and scheduled pitchers for both games.

Manager Don Mattingly will stay with the team at home, while bench coach Tim Wallach will manage the team in Maryvale.

David Huff starts for the Dodgers at home against the Mariners, and will be followed on the mound by J.P. Howell, Paco Rodriguez, Pedro Baez, Dustin McGowan, David Aardsma and Chris Anderson.

Zach Lee gets the start in Maryvale, and will be joined by other pitchers Julio Urias, Chris Reed and Yimi Garcia.

With the rosters stretched thin and one of the games involving travel, Friday is ripe for minor leaguers to get to suit up from the other side of camp. Among the players listed to make the trip to Maryvale include Cody Bellinger, Jeremy Hazelbaker, Joey Curletta, Kyle Farmer, Luis Mateo, Spencer Navin and Ryan Scott.

Among the minor league players suiting up at Camelback Ranch are James Baldwin, Paul Hoenecke, Jarek Cunningham, Malcolm Holland, Brandon Dixon, and Julian Leon.

Though catcher A.J. Ellis and his relatively high on-base percentage is batting second in Maryvale, manager Don Mattingly said it wasn't because of any front office edict nor from years of me badgering him about the lineup.

"A lot of times it's knowing our guys only play so many innings, so I want to make sure they get their at-bats," Mattingly said. "Don't read too much into it."

Starters generally play four innings or get two plate appearances in the early going.