Manager Robin Ventura will have plenty of opportunities to experiment this spring, starting Saturday when Alex Rios bats third and Adam Dunn fifth in the Chicago White Sox's exhibition opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Camelback Ranch.

Ventura would like to separate leadoff batter Alejandro De Aza and Dunn, who batted third last year, as far as possible because they're the only two left-handed hitters in the Sox's lineup. The lone exception will be when newly acquired third baseman Conor Gillaspie arrives Saturday, but he's not in the Sox's lineup.

"I think right now you start messing with it, seeing how it works," Ventura said. "Not having a lot of lefties, you got to space De Aza and Dunn out a little bit."