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L.A. stockpiles options to give vets rest

Updated: February 3, 2011, 5:28 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Can the left side of the Los Angeles Dodgers' infield stay healthy?

Perhaps the better question is, how many magic tricks will manager Don Mattingly have to perform in order to keep third baseman Casey Blake and shortstop Rafael Furcal healthy? And how much of a disruption will those tricks have on the rest of the lineup?

More on that later. But first, the setup:

Blake, whose trademark beard is beginning to show flecks of gray, and Furcal, whose balky back cost him another ...

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