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Upon review, Don Mattingly remains noncommittal on instant replay

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PHOENIX -- The Dodgers will get their first look at instant replay during their game Thursday against the Angels in Tempe, Ariz.

But you get the impression the date was not circled in red on Manager Don Mattingly's calendar. Mattingly has so far declined to say who will review the video and advise the dugout when to challenge call and he was only slightly more forthcoming Wednesday.

“For tomorrow we have a guy. It will be the video guy,” Mattingly said, referring to video coordinator Johnny Pratt.

“I’m fine with it. I just really haven’t thought about it that much.”

Challenging calls  through instant replay will be expanded beyond boundary calls for the first time this season. And to get used to the procedure each team is scheduled to play at least two spring-training games in which the technology will be available.

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