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Clayton Kershaw starts for Dodgers on getaway day

Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Welcome to the last day of school for the Dodgers, who travel to Surprise for their final Cactus League game in Arizona on Wednesday afternoon against the Royals. A large chunk of the team already made their way to Los Angeles on Tuesday, but the rest make the trek home after Wednesday's game against the Royals.

The game against the Royals is an early start, at 12:05 p.m. PT.

Clayton Kershaw makes his sixth and final spring start, though having already built up for the season his tuneup on Wednesday will be a short outing of roughly three innings or 40-45 pitches.

Fellow opening day starter Yordano Ventura starts for the Royals, coming off a start against the Mariners on Friday in which he pitched seven innings without allowing a hit.

Old friend Ryan Jackson, a Dodger for 23 days in November, starts at shortstop for the Royals.

Zack Greinke will start as well on Wednesday, but on the back fields at Camelback Ranch against Dodgers minor leaguers. Greinke's game is roughly 10 a.m.

Tuesday was a busy day for the Dodgers with a series of moves, though the bullpen battle hasn't been made too much clearer. Judging by what manager Don Mattingly said on Tuesday afternoon we might not get any more clarity until we switch time zones.

"We're not going to make a decision today, and we're not going to make a decision tomorrow," Mattingly said Tuesday. "We're going to be in L.A. before we clear anything up."

Corey Seager and Darnell Sweeney are up from the minor league side to start for the Dodgers on Wednesday, starting at shortstop and left field respectively.