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Troncoso's time could come soon

Updated: March 7, 2011, 10:24 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

MESA, Ariz. -- Ramon Troncoso's odds of making the Los Angeles Dodgers' season-opening roster seem to have gotten shorter every time he has pitched this spring -- not only in the Cactus League but also on the side mounds, where manager Don Mattingly has gotten to watch him much more closely, including at times from the left-handed batter's box.

"His 'pens have been really good, too," said Mattingly, who has been using the unorthodox managerial technique of actually standing in, ...

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