Castellanos, Moore make most of chance to play
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The ongoing rehabs of Matt Kemp and Carl Crawford have provided outfield playing time for the likes of Alex Castellanos and Jeremy Moore, who took advantage of the opportunities Tuesday.
Castellanos slugged a three-run homer in the Dodgers' 8-8 tie with the Giants, while Moore had a pair of doubles in his first game action in 18 months.
Castellanos, acquired at the 2011 Trade Deadline from St. Louis in the Rafael Furcal trade, is being tested in center field, having earlier satisfied manager Don Mattingly that he can handle the corner spots.
"He could give us that right-handed bat against a left-handed pitcher, and he's on the roster, which is nice," said Mattingly.
Moore is a non-roster player who has been out since the middle of 2011 with a bad hip that required surgery last spring, forcing him to miss the entire season with the Angels.
"It's hard to believe I've been out this long," said Moore, who had the same surgery that Jerry Hairston had five months ago. "We've been talking about that. He's a lot farther along than I was, but maybe I just had more damage.
"I'm thinking I've got a clean slate over here. The guys have made me feel comfortable and I'm just going out there and showing what I can do."