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Saturday, April 27, 2013
No DL move yet for Mark Ellis

By Mark Saxon

The Dodgers will play with only four position players on the bench Saturday night with second baseman Mark Ellis unavailable due to a strained right quadriceps. They will decide Sunday whether to put Ellis on the 15-day disabled list, manager Don Mattingly said.

Ellis left Friday's game in the fifth inning. Skip Schumaker, a converted outfielder, will get the first chance at replacing Ellis at second base.

"I feel like it's good news, because it's not like one of those where he walks in today and we've got to put him on the list," Mattingly said. "It's really good today and we'll see what it looks like tomorrow and make a better decision."

Matt Magill will make his first major-league start Saturday night, but could have a short stay in Los Angeles. The Dodgers won't need a fifth starter in the next rotation turn and, by the time they do, Chris Capuano will be eligible to come off the DL. Capuano threw a simulated game Saturday and will make a rehab start for Triple-A Albuquerque Wednesday.

Here are lineups for Saturday:
Milwaukee
1. Norichika Aoki RF
2. Jean Segura SS
3. Ryan Braun LF
4. Yuniesky Betancourt 3B
5. Rickie Weeks 2B
6. Carlos Gomez CF
7. Martin Maldonado C
8. Alex Gonzalez 1B
9. Wily Peralta RHP

Dodgers
1. Carl Crawford LF
2. A.J. Ellis C
3. Adrian Gonzalez 1B
4. Matt Kemp CF
5. Andre Ethier RF
6. Skip Schumaker 2B
7. Luis Cruz SS
8. Juan Uribe 3B
9. Matt Magill RHP