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Mientkiewicz leaves to weigh options

Updated: March 27, 2010, 2:36 PM ET
Associated Press

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Doug Mientkiewicz was told he will not make the Los Angeles Dodgers' Opening Day roster, leaving the first baseman's major league future in doubt.

The 35-year-old Mientkiewicz was attempting a comeback from a separated shoulder that required surgery last season and limited him to 18 at-bats for the Dodgers.

Manager Joe Torre said Mientkiewicz expressed an interest in continuing his career. He was excused from camp Saturday so he could weigh his options.

Mientkiewicz's ...

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