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McDonald appears headed for bullpen

Updated: March 17, 2010, 10:33 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Joe Torre said right-hander James McDonald, who probably came to camp as the slight favorite for the fifth starter's spot, is no longer a candidate for that job, a fact that became somewhat apparent after McDonald was limited to two innings and 32 pitches in a simulated game on Monday.

McDonald will continue to battle for a bullpen spot.

"I'm probably leaning at this point to keeping him in the bullpen,'' Torre said.

Torre cited the performances ...

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