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Dodgers Vs. Rockies: Ubaldo Jimenez Returns From Infected Finger Injury

Last Wednesday, Colorado Rockies pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez was scheduled to pitch against the San Diego Padres, but an infected finger prevented him from taking his turn. After throwing a side session on Saturday, Jimenez is ready to pitch on Monday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Ted Lilly will oppose him.

The Rockies beat the Cleveland Indians, 3-1, on Sunday, while the Dodgers lost to a split-squad Chicago Cubs team, 5-3. Twice the Dodgers blew the game, which led to an extra frame. However, Luis Vazquez served up a two-run home run in the bottom of the 10th to D.J. LeMahieu.

The Rockies' lineup for today (h/t Rockies twitter page):

CF Willy Taveras
SS Hernan Iribarren
LF Carlos Gonzalez
1B Ty Wigginton
2B Jose Lopez
RF Ryan Spilborghs
C Jose Morales
3B Hector Gomez
P Jimenez

Hernan Iribarren, who has played all over the field, has never played a game at shortstop in the minors or in brief major league appearances, but he did play a few innings there a couple of games ago. Wigginton, who will play all the corner infield and outfield positions and second base in the spring and during the season, hit a home run in yesterday's game.

First pitch is at 1:10 p.m. MT.