Clayton Kershaw to start Dodgers’ exhibition opener


PHOENIX -- Clayton Kershaw might not start for the Dodgers on opening day, but he will pitch in their first exhibition game of the spring.

Kershaw is scheduled to take the mound Wednesday at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, where the Dodgers will face the Arizona Diamondbacks. Jose Dominguez, Ross Stripling, Seth Rosin and Javy Guerra will be among the relievers available.

Hanley Ramirez, Adrian Gonzalez, Andre Ethier, A.J. Ellis and Matt Kemp will not travel to Scottsdale for the game. Kemp hasn’t run outdoors since he underwent ankle surgery four months ago.


The Dodgers lineup:

Chone Figgins SS
Carl Crawford LF
Yasiel Puig RF
Juan Uribe 3B
Joc Pederson CF
Scott Van Slyke 1B
Tim Federowicz C
Alex Guerrero 2B
Justin Turner DH

Brandon McCarthy is scheduled to pitch for the Diamondbacks.