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Dodgers to field likely regular-season lineup in Cactus League finale

Los Angeles DodgersCarl CrawfordYasiel PuigScott Van SlykeDon Mattingly

PHOENIX -- In their final Cactus League game, the Dodgers will field a lineup that figures to be their usual lineup for the regular season.

It probably won’t be the lineup the Dodgers use next week in Australia, as Carl Crawford is expected to remain in Arizona for the birth of his third child. In Crawford’s absence, Scott Van Slyke is expected to start in left field.

Dee Gordon appears to have won the job at second base.

And Yasiel Puig’s .135 average in the exhibition season looks like it hasn’t dissuaded Manager Don Mattingly from using the 23-year-old Cuban outfielder as his leadoff hitter.

The Dodgers lineup:

Yasiel Puig RF
Carl Crawford LF
Hanley Ramirez SS
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Juan Uribe 3B
Andre Ethier CF
A.J. Ellis C
Dee Gordon 2B
Hyun-Jin Ryu P

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