Just make Saturday's game a bullpen game

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Opponents have a .282 on-base percentage and .321 slugging percentage against Jeff Weaver this season. Since returning to the Dodgers in 2009, his home ERA is 2.68.The Dodger rotation after today's game in Boston:

Monday: off

Tuesday: Clayton Kershaw

Wednesday: John Ely

Thursday: Vicente Padilla

Friday: Hiroki Kuroda

Saturday: ???

Those question marks shouldn't be filled by a pitcher who isn't major-league ready, just because he's a "starting pitcher."

Right now, the best solution for the Dodgers might just be to start Jeff Weaver even if he can only go for two or three innings, and then follow him with a bevy of relievers. And then make a roster move the following day to help rebuild the bullpen if necessary.