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Marcus Thames fills in wherever needed

Updated: March 22, 2011, 1:35 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Marcus Thames was slated to make his first start at first base for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the afternoon half of Monday's split-squad, Cactus League doubleheader, but that game, against the Oakland A's at Camelback Ranch, was rained out. The Dodgers also played a night game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Scottsdale with the D-backs winning 3-0.

Although it isn't a position that is natural to Thames, a veteran outfielder who came to the club as a free agent this ...

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