Chad Billingsley starts against the Cubs on Thursday, but two of the relievers that follow him -- Jeff Weaver and knuckleballer Charlie Haeger -- appear to be in a battle for the swingman job Weaver filled last year. Haeger's ability to pitch on consecutive days could allow the Dodgers to keep an 11-man pitching staff and an extra bench player. Manager Joe Torre said Manny Ramirez will make his defensive debut this week, and it could come in this game. Ramirez has been exclusively a designated hitter in games so far.
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