The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cubs 5-4, improving their Spring record to 5-4. Randy Wolf threw three scoreless innings, and Jeff Weaver gave up two hits and a walk but no runs in two innings. Doug Mientkiewicz had his second home run in as many days, and Brad Ausmus had an RBI. Delwyn Young hit a two-run double. Juan Castro, Matt Kemp, and James Loney each had a hit and a run.
The Dodgers cut several players from the Spring Training roster. Greg Miller, Justin Orenduff, Ronald Belisario, Yhency Brazoban, and Jacobo Meque were all sent to minor-league camp.
Blake DeWitt played another game at shortstop, with Mientkiewicz starting the game at third-base.
Mark Sweeney retired from baseball, and joined the Dodgers as an assistant coach. Sweeney will work with players during pre-game workouts in the regular season, serve as a Spring Training instructor, and act as a liaison between the advance scout and the Dodgers, including for series preparations. Sweeney joined the club in 2007 in a trade with the Giants, and hit .154 last season. He is the second all-time pinch-hitter with 175 pinch-hits. Sweeney joins all-time pinch-hitting leader Lenny Harris and third-place Manny Mota to give the Dodgers a coaching staff with the three greatest pinch-hitters of all-time.
Manny Ramirez is expected to play his first game on Thursday in an exhibition against a World Baseball Classic team to be determined.