February 25, 2021

Dodgers: Who’s Fighting For a Roster Spot This Spring? (Dodgers Nation)



With Spring Training a couple weeks underway, several players are looking to make their case to be on the Dodgers’ opening day 26-man roster. Yes, you read that right. Rosters have expanded to 26, among other rule changes for the 2020 season. With that in mind, let’s break down where the opening day roster currently stands. 

Locks

Starting Rotation

  • Walker Buehler
  • Clayton Kershaw
  • David Price
  • Julio Urías
  • Alex Wood

Bullpen

  • Kenley Jansen
  • Pedro Baez
  • Joe Kelly
  • Blake Trienen
  • Ross Stripling
  • Jimmy Nelson

Regulars

  • Will Smith
  • Max Muncy
  • Chris Taylor
  • Corey Seager
  • Justin Turner
  • Joc Pederson
  • Cody Bellinger
  • Mookie Betts

Bench

  • Austin Barnes
  • Kiké Hernández
  • AJ Pollock
  • Matt Beaty

These virtual locks account for most of the roster, but three spots are still left open: one bat, two pitchers. This is where the importance of Spring Training results come in. Here are the players who are on the bubble:

Relievers

  • Dylan Floro
  • Scott Alexander
  • Adam Kolarek
  • Caleb Ferguson
  • Tony Gonsolin

Hitters

Three of the five-man relief group will presumably start the year in Oklahoma City, while the other two will make the roster. All these players have options, hence why they are on the bubble, and not…

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