Monasterios considered for bullpen too

Updated: March 22, 2010, 9:33 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- After watching Rule 5 pick and fifth-starter candidate Carlos Monasterios struggle for the first time this spring after throwing nine shutout innings in his first three appearances, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Joe Torre said the right-hander also is under consideration for a bullpen spot.

Torre also seemed to indicate that the identity of the fifth starter might not even be known by Opening Day.

"It's not only the fifth spot,'' Torre said. "It's a spot on the staff, ...

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