03/01/11 11:10 PM ET
Mattingly set with Blake batting second
By Tom Singer and Ken Gurnick / MLB.com
Lilly scratched from spring debut Wednesday
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The flu bug that swept through Camelback Ranch-Glendale has claimed its latest victim, Ted Lilly, who will be scratched on Wednesday from his scheduled Spring Training debut as the Dodgers' starting pitcher against Kansas City.
Instead of Lilly, the Dodgers will start non-roster right-hander Tim Redding, who started one of Saturday's split-squad games and pitched two innings. It is not known when Lilly will pitch.
Redding, who was scheduled to pitch Wednesday anyway, is expected to be followed by Carlos Monasterios, Scott Elbert, Ramon Troncoso and Luis Vasquez.
Gibbons back with Dodgers after bout with flu
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Outfielder Jay Gibbons returned to workouts Tuesday after missing four days and losing five pounds because of the flu.
Gibbons went half-speed and said he was tired by the end of the morning. Manager Don Mattingly said before the workout that Gibbons might be able to serve as designated hitter in Wednesday's game, but Gibbons might need an extra day.
"I went two days without eating anything," Gibbons said. "I started eating Monday. I hope tomorrow I'll feel well enough to DH. It's possible."
John Lindsey did defensive drills and his strained calf muscle is improving.
Camelback Ranch turns into a literal field of dreams Thursday, when the Dodgers hold their annual all-comers tryout for anyone hoping to land a Minor League contract. Candidates need to bring only a uniform as registration begins at 8 a.m. MT and tryouts promptly follow at 9 a.m. It could happen: Two players were signed out of both the 2009 and '10 tryouts and one -- right-hander Tim Corcoran -- is still in the system. ... Dodgers righty Albert Bastardo -- who warmed up Tuesday without getting into his first exhibition -- is not related to Phillies lefty Antonio Bastardo. They aren't even countrymen: Albert is from Venezuela, Antonio from the Dominican.