The Los Angeles Dodgers return a lineup virtually intact from their NL West championship run.
The only real uncertainty is at second base, where Mark Ellis left via free agency to the St. Louis Cardinals.
While the Dodgers would love for Cuban defector Alex Guerrero to win the job, manager Don Mattingly knows it might be a shared assignment when the team opens its season with a pair of games against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Sydney on March 22-23.
Despite their concerns at second base, the Dodgers still have potential in 2014 with their strong pitching staff, Yasiel Puig’s sophomore year and Don Mattingly back to keep his players intact.
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