• Mattingly stopped short of naming Clayton Kershaw as the starting pitcher against San Diego in the U.S. season opener on March 30, but Kershaw's schedule has been set. "We feel like we know where he's going to line up," Mattingly said. "I will say this, we're going to take advantage of the off-days."
• Mattingly was asked if he'd heard about D-backs pitcher Patrick Corbin, who has a partial tear in a left elbow ligament. Corbin had been scheduled to start the opener against the Dodgers in Australia. "It changes our planning a little bit but ... you don't want to see anyone having surgeries, if it's something like that, or have a major injury." The D-backs said they will start another left-hander, Wade Miley, in Corbin's place Saturday in Sydney.
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