Dodgers spring training 2015: Thursday’s lineup vs. Angels. Update.

J.P. Howell working it out in the ‘pen. Rick Honeycutt is watching. #Dodgers

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The Dodgers will face Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney tomorrow at Camelback Ranch. It’s a reunion of sorts. Heaney was on his couch in December when the Marlins called to inform him he’d been traded to the Dodgers. Twenty minutes later he got a second call: The Dodgers were trading him to the Angels for Howie Kendrick.

Heaney is certainly a better fit with the Angels, who are looking at him for their fifth starter’s job. The 23-year-old left-hander have something to prove tomorrow.

Here is the Dodgers’ lineup for the 1 p.m. game:

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Julio Urias, Corey Seager, Joc Pederson among top 11 prospects (

Julio Urias

Julio Urias, 18, is fourth on FanGraphs’ list of the top 200 prospects in baseball. (Associated Press photo)

Julio Urias, Corey Seager and Joc Pederson continue to lay waste to the 2015 prospect rankings.

In the latest glorified opinion, Urias is fourth, Seager is sixth, and Pederson 11th on FanGraphs’ Top 200 prospect list. Right-handed pitcher Grant Holmes, the Dodgers’ first-round pick out of high school last year, is 89th. Andrew Heaney, whom the Dodgers traded to the Angels to acquire Howie Kendrick, is 50th.

Pitcher Chris Anderson and outfielder Alex Verdugo also made the list but were not ranked (players 143-200 were not assigned a specific numerical ranking).

For Urias, Seager and Pederson, it’s time to play baseball. The Sporting News, Baseball Prospectus and all ranked the three prospects similarly high on their lists. (, we’re waiting.) All of this makes their arrival in major-league camp one of the top storylines of spring training — which I wrote about over the weekend.

You might as well laugh: Day 3 of the Winter Meetings, for anyone who missed it.

True story: My wife and I share a birthday. Same exact date, three hours apart to the minute.

Wednesday was our birthday. We didn’t get to spend the day together last year. This year, a simple dinner would do. So I told my editor months ago that I was booking a three-night stay at the Winter Meetings hotel, then taking off Wednesday night. Play it by ear Thursday.

I pulled out of San Diego with the Jimmy Rollins trade still simmering, not looking like it would be resolved Wednesday, and Dee Gordon and Dan Haren firmly about to become Marlins. Checked with sources, felt good about the story, filed it at a Starbucks in Temecula, barely caught wind of the Brandon McCarthy signing before I turned off my iPhone. Because no good husband would constantly check his iPhone looking at sports news or doing work stuff during the birthday dinner.


In case you missed it, this is how possibly the greatest one-day roster makeover in the history of the Dodgers franchise unfolded:
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