"That's Tommy's decision," added Marshall, referring to where he and Guerrero play. "I just wanted to let him know how I was feeling. I also didn't feel I was getting the most out of myself offensively. But I don't know what the future holds."
The Dodgers are not certain how long Pedro Guerrero will be out with a pinched nerve in his neck, a condition trainer Bill Buhler described as arthritic. Could Guerrero be out as long as two weeks? "There's always that possibility, but we don't know now," Buhler said. "He's listed day-to-day." Guerrero was examined by Dr. Robert Watkins Tuesday and underwent treatment. He was not at Tuesday night's game. . . . Mike Marshall is not receiving special treatment for his back, according the Buhler, though Marshall says the strain on his back was his primary reason for requesting the shift to right field. "He does his back exercises, but I'm sure occasionally he has problems. Playing in the infield, you're more aggressive than if you play in the outfield," the trainer said. Marshall had made only 2 errors in 50 starts at first base, successfully making the transition from the outfield. "I realize I've played well at first base, but it was a decision I thought about and had to let Fred (Claire, the executive vice president) and Tommy (Lasorda) know about."