The Los Angeles Dodgers have had a relatively injury-free spring training so far, but the final week of Cactus League play could pose some problems for the blue crew. Ted Lilly is battling neck stiffness, which already caused the southpaw to miss a bullpen session, and might be skipped in his next start on Tuesday. There is even a possibility that Lilly could be unavailable for the first week of the regular season, but we will know more early this week.
Here is a look ahead at the final week of the Cactus League schedule for the Dodgers, who return home for three games against the Angels in the Freeway Series after Sunday. All games this week are scheduled 1:05 p.m. PST starts.
Monday - Chicago White Sox at Dodgers (Camelback Ranch): Chad Billingsley makes his fifth spring start, and third against the White Sox.
Tuesday - Dodgers at San Diego Padres (Peoria): if Ted Lilly is unable to go, this game will be pitched by relievers and some prospects from minor league camp.
Wednesday - Dodgers at San Francisco Giants (Scottsdale): Aaron Harang makes his fifth spring start.
Thursday: - Chicago White Sox at Dodgers (Camelback Ranch): This could either be Chris Capuano, slated to be the Dodgers fifth starter if everyone was healthy, or Nathan Eovaldi, the number six starter. Or Eovaldi could pitch on...
Saturday: Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks (Scottsdale): Clayton Kershaw makes his final spring tuneup before his April 5 opening day start.
Sunday: Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodgers (Camelback Ranch): Chad Billingsley get the call in the Cactus League finale.
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