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Dodgers' Joe Wieland is a candidate to be fifth starter
Dodgers' Joe Wieland is a candidate to be fifth starter

The Dodgers acquired a big league catcher in Yasmani Grandal when they sent Matt Kemp to the San Diego Padres over the winter. Now, it's looking as if they might have also acquired their fifth starter in the same deal. Initially viewed as an ancillary component of the trade with the Padres, Joe Wieland is among the candidates to replace Hyun-Jin Ryu in the rotation if the South Korean left-hander is sidelined for an extended period of time. Ryu, who has already been ruled out for opening day, was examined Monday in Los Angeles by Dr. Neal ElAttrache. The 25-year-old Wieland is intimately familiar with arm problems. Considered one of the Padres' top prospects, Wieland made his...

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