and other starting position players will be on the field for five innings Wednesday in the
’ exhibition opener against the
in Scottsdale, Ariz.
will pitch two innings, which will be followed by a simulated inning in the bullpen.
Puig will play right field and bat third. Manager
is considering batting Puig leadoff this season, but said there’s no urgency to slot him there at this stage.
, third baseman
and second baseman Alex Guerrero will also play Wednesday.
won’t make the trip to Scottsdale. They are scheduled to play Thursday, when the Dodgers host the Diamondbacks in Phoenix.
Projected everyday players will play two consecutive days, then take a day off.
Mattingly insisted the Dodgers don’t have any problems with the Diamondbacks, with whom they brawled last season.