Vin Scully on Clayton Kershaw.

Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw pauses before throwing the final pitch of his no-hitter June 18, 2014 at Dodger Stadium. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)

I asked Vin Scully about Clayton Kershaw during our interview Friday. His answer didn’t fit neatly into my story, so I’m posting his quote here:

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Dodgers acquire Elliot Johnson from Texas Rangers.

Elliot Johnson

Elliot Johnson led all Texas Rangers hitters with eight walks in Cactus League play. (Getty Images)

The Dodgers acquired minor-league utilityman Elliot Johnson from the Texas Rangers in exchange for cash considerations.

Johnson appeared in seven games for the Cleveland Indians last season and spent most of the season at Triple-A Columbus, hitting .236 with five home runs in 87 games.

Johnson, 31, signed with the Tampa Bay Rays as an amateur free agent in 2002. He’s played every position except pitcher and catcher over parts of five major league seasons, beginning in 2008. In 318 career games, Johnson has a career .215/.316/.586 slash line.

In 40 Cactus League plate appearances for the Texas Rangers, Johnson slashed .194/.350/.290. He actually led the Rangers with eight walks (compared to 11 strikeouts); he also stole three bases in four attempts.

The reasonable expectation is that Johnson would begin the season with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

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Dodgers spring training 2015: Lineups vs. Arizona Diamondbacks.

Brett Anderson

Left-hander Brett Anderson is making his fourth Cactus League start for the Dodgers. (Getty Images)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Brett Anderson is making his fourth Cactus League start, and the Dodgers will roll out a very Opening Day-like lineup, as the Dodgers enter their final week of spring training. Anderson has allowed three runs on 10 hits through 6 ⅔ innings this spring, not including his last start six days ago on the minor-league side [stats here].

Anderson last pitched in a Cactus League game on March 19 against the Angels, allowing three runs on seven hits over 1 ⅔ innings.

Here are the lineups for both teams for the 1 p.m. game at Salt River Fields:

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Dodgers spring training 2015: Weekend roundup.

"So then Van Slyke took over the music and started playing Mozart!" – @redturn2 to @drewbutera, probably.

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Happy Monday, everyone. Opening Day is a week away.

Here is the weekend in baseball news in case you missed it:
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Dodgers spring training 2015: Sunday lineup vs. Texas Rangers.

The Dodgers will play two split-squad games today: a home game against the Texas Rangers at Camelback Ranch, and an away game against the San Francisco Giants at Scottsdale Stadium.

The home game features an interesting look for the Dodgers. Joc Pederson, Yasiel Puig and Andre Ethier are all out. Carl Crawford is in, but Juan Uribe is batting second and Crawford is fifth.

Update (9:08 a.m.): Juan Uribe was scratched from the Dodgers’ lineup. Buck Britton will take his place at third base and bat seventh. The correct lineup is below.

Here are both lineups for the 1 p.m. game at Camelback Ranch:

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