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Howie Kendrick scratched from Dodgers lineup with right groin soreness

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PHOENIX -- Howie Kendrick was a late scratch from the Dodgers lineup on Monday against the Indians, sidelined by right groin soreness that he felt during morning workouts on Sunday.

"We're being ultra cautious. You don't want to take any chances, especially at this point," manager Dave Roberts said. "He said he was fine, he could have played, but when you hear a player at this stage say that that's a sure sign to give them an extra day."

Roberts said Kendrick's injury wasn't considered serious, and that the club would reevaluate him on Tuesday morning. At this point, there are no MRI exams scheduled.

"At this point we're going to go by how he feels," Roberts said.

Kendrick was set to make his spring game debut at third base this season after working at the position at various times during workouts all camp. It would have been his first game action at third base since July 23, 2006, his rookie season with the Angels.

Both Kendrick, with 1,080 career games at second base, and Chase Utley, with 1,479 games at second, are expected to see time at third base this season, backing up Justin Turner.

"They look good over there. Their actions are good. The pivots to second base on starting a double play, obviously catching a baseball," Roberts said. "The more they can get over there, the better. They have played so much second base in their career, the more exposure we can give those guys at third base, it makes them a little more comfortable as well."

Rob Segedin, who was originally slated to be the designated hitter on Monday, instead slides over to third base, making him the fifth different Dodger to start at third in five games this spring.

Shawn Zarraga now starts at DH for the Dodgers in their revised lineup:

Pederson CF
Seager SS
Gonzalez 1B
Van Slyke LF
Grandal C
Thompson RF
Segedin 3B
Zarraga DH
Culberson 2B

Dodgers up from the minor league side on Monday include Red Patterson, who is on the comeback trail from Tommy John surgery after the 2014 season. The right-handed pitcher will wear number 89 on Monday, along with right-handers Felipe Gonzalez (No. 84) and Jeremy Kehrt (69).

Also up from minor league camp is outfielder Adam Law, drafted by the Dodgers in the 12th round in 2013. Law will wear number 69 today.