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Dodgers: Manny Ramirez rests

August 30, 2009 |  9:43 am


CINCINNATI -- Manny Ramirez is out of the Dodgers' lineup today, as Manager Joe Torre said the former All-Star outfielder looks tired.

"I think his legs are a little heavy right now," Torre said. "I think it's from playing every day. He had spring training, then he was gone for 50 games, close to two months. I don't care how much you're doing, you need another spring training, and he didn't have that."

Torre wanted to rest either Rafael Furcal or Orlando Hudson today but opted to play them both because of how they looked in the Dodgers' win on Saturday.

In other news, Torre said that there's a strong possibility that Hiroki Kuroda could pitch on Tuesday for Class-A Inland Empire.

Here's the Dodgers' lineup:

Rafael Furcal SS

Juan Pierre LF

Andre Ethier RF

Matt Kemp CF

Casey Blake 3B

James Loney 1B

Russell Martin C

Orlando Hudson 2B

Clayton Kershaw P

-- Dylan Hernandez

Photo: Manny Ramirez takes a break during batting practice at Dodger Stadium earlier this season. Credit: Alex Gallardo / Los Angeles Times