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Dodgers' left-handed rotation could make for busy right-handed relievers

Dodgers' left-handed rotation could make for busy right-handed relievers

If the Dodgers rotation looks like it will side with the liberals, the bullpen could lean distinctively conservative.

The Dodgers are scheduled to start four left-handers in their rotation in 2015 – Clayton Kershaw, Scott Kazmir, Brett Anderson and either Hyun-Jin Ryu or Alex Wood.

And if teams are stacking lineups with right-handed hitters to face this throng of left-handed starting pitchers, it only figures the Dodgers will typically first go to a right-hander out of the bullpen.

A bullpen full of right-handers is nothing new for the Dodgers. It was not uncommon in the last three years for J.P. Howell to find himself the lone left-hander in the...

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