GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Dodgers turned loose the sons of Major Leaguers in their Cactus League opener Monday against the White Sox.
Seven are in the Major League clubhouse this spring, five of them played Monday and four of them hit for the cycle in a five-run sixth inning, highlighted by a two-run homer from outfielder Scott Van Slyke, son of former All-Star outfielder Andy Van Slyke.
The home run brought home Ivan DeJesus Jr., son of the former Dodgers infielder, who tripled home Justin Sellers, the son of former pitcher Jeff Sellers. Sellers had doubled to score Tony Gwynn Jr., son of the Hall of Famer, who had singled and stole second.
"That's crazy," said Van Slyke, the organization's position player of the year last season. "I don't think it's a big deal, but it's really cool."
As for the offensive regulars, Andre Ethier and A.J. Ellis doubled and James Loney singled. Josh Fields was the only Dodger with two hits.
Chad Billingsley was sharp in two scoreless innings and afterward said his mechanical adjustment seems to be working.
Uribe lone regular not in opening lineup
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The only projected regular not in the Dodgers' starting lineup for Monday's Cactus League opener against the White Sox was third baseman Juan Uribe. Adam Kennedy started in his place.
Uribe, coming off a horrible debut season in Los Angeles that ended with sports hernia surgery, missed two days of practice last week attending to a legal matter in San Francisco.
"I want to give him an extra day," said manager Don Mattingly. "The first time, I'll play him a day and give him a day off, then go to two games and a day off."
Mattingly said he wants to play all starters two days with a day off, but will adjust in an attempt to comply with MLB rules that at least four regulars start each exhibition game. He said James Loney won't start Tuesday.
The rest of Monday's lineup: Dee Gordon, SS; Mark Ellis, 2B; Matt Kemp, CF; Andre Ethier, RF; Juan Rivera, LF; James Loney, 1B; Adam Kennedy, 3B; A.J. Ellis, C; Tony Gwynn, DH.
Special assistant Sweeney leaves organization
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Mark Sweeney, who has been a special assistant to baseball operations, has left the Dodgers organization to pursue another opportunity in baseball.
Sweeney, second all-time on the MLB pinch-hit list with 175, played for the Dodgers in 2007 and 2008.
He has had aspirations of broadcasting and in 2010 worked as a baseball correspondent for the FOX outlet in San Diego, where he still makes his home.
Bill Mueller, Jose Vizcaino and Aaron Sele remain as special assistants to baseball operations and player development.
Stow rejects club's compromise on damages
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Executors for Bryan Stow, the Giants fan beaten in the Dodger Stadium parking lot Opening Day last year, rejected a procedural compromise offered by the club last week that would limit Stow to seek damages from only insurance companies and not from outgoing owner Frank McCourt.
As a result, bankruptcy judge Kevin Gross is expected to hear the dispute Wednesday and decide if the matter will remain part of the Dodgers bankruptcy case or, as Stow has requested, be decided in California Superior Court.
Stow is seeking an estimated $50 million in damages because of injuries that left him in need of lifetime care. The Superior Court deferred the matter to the bankruptcy court, which was asked by the Dodgers to dismiss the claim. Gross, however, made it clear that Stow had a substantial case and the club would have a hard time proving otherwise.
The Dodgers last week submitted a settlement in which Stow would not block the team's sale and emergence from bankruptcy, that he wait until the bankruptcy was concluded before pursuing his claim and that he limit his pursuit of damages to the insurance companies.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.