Poll: Who should start for the Dodgers on Thursday?


Brett Anderson will start for the Dodgers today in the first game of a three-game series in San Francisco against the Giants (7 p.m., SportsNet LA). Clayton Kershaw starts Wednesday.

Thursday’s starter remains TBA as of this writing.

It might be Zack Greinke, but Don Mattingly was weighing his options from the minor-league ranks over the weekend. The last time the Dodgers needed a fifth starter was last Tuesday. David Huff got the call at the last minute. Huff gave up four runs in four innings against what was supposed to be a matchup-friendly Seattle Mariners lineup, then was designated for assignment after the game.

So the decision on Thursday is far from straightforward, particularly if Mattingly is intent on giving Greinke an extra day of rest. The poll question is up. read on for a bit more on each candidate:

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Dodgers option Carlos Frias to Triple-A after a long 24 hours.

Carlos FriasDodgers pitcher Carlos Frias said he went to bed Tuesday night believing he would start for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday.

Surprise!

Frias learned Wednesday morning that he had been recalled to take the roster spot of pitcher David Huff, who was designated for assignment after Tuesday’s game. He flew from Oklahoma City to Los Angeles and did not arrive until 4:30 p.m. He wasn’t able to stretch with his teammates on the field.

“Very long day,” he said.

Thursday, Frias was optioned back to Triple-A.

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Chad Gaudin “tweaks” biceps as pitching ailments pile up in Dodgers camp.

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Dodgers pitcher Chad Gaudin, third from left, speaks with head athletic trainer Stan Conte about a “tweak” sensation in his right biceps area. (Associated Press photo)


When Hyun-Jin Ryu’s first start of the season for the Dodgers was jeopardized by shoulder inflammation, veterans Erik Bedard and Chad Gaudin figured to be among the top candidates to make a spot start if needed.

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