Mattingly Will Mix It Up In Left Field

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Dodgers manager Don Mattingly’s early plan is to use a platoon of players to replace Manny Ramirez in left field.

Jay Gibbons and Marcus Thames have the early edge there, he said, with Tony Gwynn Jr. also in the mix. In reserve is Xavier Paul, who split time between the Dodgers and Triple-A Albuquerque.

The Thames-Gibbons combo has proven power; they’ve hit 239 big-league homers between them.

If the plan works, Mattingly said the Dodgers have a chance to get 20 or 25 home runs from that pair.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. TRUEBLUEFAN says:

    I like that idea, way to go Mattingly!!! GO DODGERS!!!!!!

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