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Podsednik starts; Furcal bats 2nd

Updated: July 29, 2010, 6:47 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

SAN DIEGO -- Less than 24 hours after being acquired from the Kansas City Royals, Scott Podsednik already is shaking things up for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was inserted into the leadoff spot against the San Diego Padres on Thursday.

Dodgers manager Joe Torre said he made the decision only after consulting with Rafael Furcal, who is mired in a 1-for-19 slump and was dropped to second in the order.

"I just talked to Raffy about it, and he had no problem with it," Torre said. "We'll ...

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