Andre Ethier is the Dodgers’ designated hitter for tonight’s scheduled game against the Minnesota Twins. It’s the first game in which the Dodgers can use a designated hitter, since last night’s game against the Twins was postponed until tomorrow.
It also offers a brief respite from the team’s so-called “four outfielder problem.” Carl Crawford is in left field, Matt Kemp is in center and Yasiel Puig is in right field against Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson.
Drew Butera is the Dodgers’ catcher. Tim Federowicz was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque and Miguel Olivo was recalled earlier today.
The weather forecast for Minneapolis is decidedly miserable — temperatures in the low 40s, clouds overhead — but not impossible for a baseball game.
Here are the lineups for both teams: