Billingsley to start Dodgers’ Cactus League opener

Phoenix — Chad Billingsley will pitch the Dodgers’ exhibition season opener on Monday against the Chicago White Sox, Manager Don Mattingly announced Tuesday.

Billingsley will be followed in the spring rotation by Ted Lilly, Aaron Harang and Chris Capuano, in that order. Reigning Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw will make his exhibition season debut on March 9 against the Texas Rangers.

Mattingly has said Kershaw will pitch on opening day, which will be April 5 in San Diego. If the spring rotation is any indication, Billingsley, Lilly, Harang and Capuano figure to follow him in the regular-season rotation, in that order.