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Adrian Gonzalez out of Dodgers lineup with bruised forearm

March 24, 2013|By Dylan Hernandez
  • Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez bats during a spring training game against the Chicago White Sox in February.
Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez bats during a spring training game… (Rob Tringali / Getty Images )

PHOENIX β€” Adrian Gonzalez is being held out of the Dodgers lineup on Sunday after he was hit by a pitch in his right forearm the previous night.

The move was described as precautionary.

β€œIt’s not enough to be on the medical report,” Manager Don Mattingly said.

Juan Uribe, who is nursing a tight hamstring, will be out of action for the second consecutive day.

Carl Crawford, who played three innings in left field on Saturday night, is scheduled to play defense for five innings.

In other news, non-roster reliever Mark Lowe was granted his release. Lowe posted a 4.15 earned-run average in nine spring appearances.

Dodgers lineup at Oakland Athletics

Carl Crawford LF
Mark Ellis 2B
Matt Kemp CF
Andre Ethier RF
Jerry Hairston Jr. 1B
Luis Cruz SS
Nick Punto 3B
Tim Federowicz C
Josh Beckett P

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