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Dodgers notes: Justin Turner rests, Hyun-jin Ryu pushed back

MLB: Spring Training-Los Angeles Dodgers at Milwaukee Brewers Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

PHOENIX — Justin Turner is not in the lineup for a third straight day on Wednesday against the Giants, though that is by design. After starting at third base on Saturday and at designated hitter on Sunday, Turner had an injection in his left knee, the same knee he had microfracture surgery after the 2015 season.

"It's kind of the same program he did last year, and he's sort of on the same program as Logan Forsythe,” manager Dave Roberts said. “It's a lubrication thing, just to get ahead of it, and give him a couple days off. He'll be back in there.”

Forsythe had a similar injection the week before spring games started.

Turner on Wednesday said he would play in three of the next four days.

"It's us trying to be proactive,” Roberts said. “Justin felt good last year with that process, and we're going to continue to do it.”

Ryu delayed

Hyun-jin Ryu was going to throw to hitters on Wednesday at Camelback Ranch, but instead threw a bullpen session as a precaution. The left-hander will now face hitters on Saturday instead.

One of those hitters on Saturday is expected to be Trayce Thompson, who is nearing game action and told Ken Gurnick of on Tuesday that he is feeling 100%.


Scott Kazmir starts on Wednesday night for the Dodgers, and is expected to pitch two innings in his spring debut. Matt Cain starts for the Giants.

Other Dodgers pitchers traveling to Scottsdale are Josh Ravin, Ralston Cash, Patrick Schuster, and Madison Younginer.

Buster Posey was originally scheduled to catch for the Giants but was a late scratch. Old friend Tim Federowicz will instead start behind the plate.

Starting Lineups

Dodgers Giants
2B Utley (L) CF Span (L)
DH Grandal (S) DH Nuñez
CF Pederson (L) RF Pence
RF Puig 1B Belt (L)
SS Hernandez 3B Hill
1B Bellinger (L) LF Parker (L)
C Wilson SS Beckham
3B Culberson 2B Tomlinson
LF Ramos (S) C Federowicz
Pitchers: Kazmir vs. Cain
Location: Scottsdale Stadium
Time: 5:05 p.m. PT
TV: none
Radio: none

Game info

Opponent: Giants

Time: 5:05 p.m. PT

TV: SportsNet LA, MLB Network

Radio: none (“” audio through MLB Gameday)