Playing schedules for Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp and James Loney, plus Dodgers Sunday lineup


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Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said Sunday that early in the spring he planned to play Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp and James Loney for two consecutive days, then rest them for a day.

All three played Saturday and were in the lineup for their spring home opener against the Angels at Camelback Ranch on Sunday.

Marcus Thames will be on the same schedule, Mattingly said.

Veteran infielders Rafael Furcal, Casey Blake and Juan Uribe, who didn’t play on Saturday, will make their spring debut Sunday as part of Mattingly’s plan to play them every other day.


Catchers Rod Barajas and Dioner Navarro will alternate starts behind the plate.

Sunday’s lineup:

Rafael Furcal SS
Casey Blake 3B
Andre Ethier RF
Matt Kemp CF
Juan Uribe 2B
James Loney 1B
Marcus Thames LF
Hector Gimenez DH
Rod Barajas C

-- Dylan Hernandez in Phoenix