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Dodgers set starting rotation through the end of the week

Rarely sighted Brandon McCarthy tosses a ball at a wall in a solitary drill
Rarely sighted Brandon McCarthy tosses a ball at a wall in a solitary drill
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SCOTTSDALE -- The Dodgers set their starting rotation for the rest of the week, slotting in Brandon McCarthy to start on Friday, likely against the Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields.

The Dodgers have a split squad on Friday afternoon, also playing at home against the Royals. Manager Dave Roberts said McCarthy is tentatively scheduled to pitch the road game, making his 2017 spring debut, with Rich Hill starting at Camelback Ranch in his second outing of the Cactus League.

McCarthy threw two simulated innings to hitters on Sunday at Camelback Ranch.

Roberts also confirmed what he mentioned as likely on Monday, that Scott Kazmir will start on Wednesday night against the Giants, Kazmir’s spring debut.

That leaves Hyun-jin Ryu to pitch in the back fields at Camelback Ranch on Wednesday afternoon. The left-hander will either throw an extended bullpen session, or more likely throw to hitters in a simulate game.

"Most likely it will be a live BP so he can hitters and we can read some swings," Roberts said.

Upcoming schedule

Wednesday, 5:05 p.m.: Kazmir at Giants (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)

Thursday, 12:05 p.m.: Clayton Kershaw vs. Indians (570 AM)

Friday, 12:05 p.m.: Hill vs. Royals

Friday, 12:10 p.m.: McCarthy at D-backs (MLB Network, 1 p.m.)