Gaudin, Bolsinger notch solid outings vs. Tribe

Righties both go two innings as they compete to be part of LA's rotation depth

Gaudin, Bolsinger notch solid outings vs. Tribe

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- The tryout for the Dodgers' "sixth starter," facilitated by the minor health issues of Zack Greinke and Hyun-Jin Ryu, continued Saturday with two-inning outings by Chad Gaudin and Mike Bolsinger.

Gaudin struck out three and allowed one hit in two scoreless innings and was the more impressive of the two. Bolsinger, who started, allowed one run on two hits in his two innings.

They are competing with Erik Bedard, Carlos Frias, Joe Wieland, David Huff and Zach Lee -- without even counting 18-year-old Julio Urias -- to be the first substitute starter when the Dodgers need one. Bedard, Huff and Lee have already started games this spring, while Frias and Wieland have two-inning relief appearances.

A year ago, the Dodgers used 11 different starting pitchers, so any number of the candidates could start a game for the Dodgers at some point this year.

"You can tell both are experienced guys," manager Don Mattingly said of Bolsinger, acquired in a trade from Arizona, and Gaudin, recently signed after missing 2014 with neck surgery. "They have weapons for both sides. They've pitched in the big leagues and you can tell."

Mattingly also said that non-roster reliever Dustin Richardson left the game with a knee injury.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.