Dodgers News: Logan Bawcom, Will Venable Among 2016 Minor League Free Agents

Dodgers News: Logan Bawcom, Will Venable Among 2016 Minor League Free Agents

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Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Beyond the nine Los Angeles Dodgers who became free agents the morning after the 2016 World Series concluded, the organization also had 26 players in their farm system reach the open market.

The group is headline by several players who spent the season with and/or filled a key role for Triple-A Oklahoma City, including Logan Bawcom, Brandon Hicks, Zach Walters Will Venable, and Shawn Zarraga.

As of Tuesday, Minor Leaguers were free to sign with any organization. Although none are top prospects in the organization, re-signing some of the players for depth purposes is key.

Via Matt Eddy of Baseball America, is a complete list of Dodgers Minor League free agents:

RHP: Logan Bawcom (AAA), Lisalverto Bonilla (AAA), Daniel Corcino (AA), Alfredo Figaro (AAA), Seth Frankoff (AAA), Felipe Gonzalez (Hi A), Jeremy Kehrt (AA), Josh Kimborowicz (R), Sam LeCure (AAA), Gus Schlosser (AA), Tim Shibuya (Hi A)
LHP: Alex Burgos (Hi A), Jeff Malm (AA), Jordan Schafer (AAA)
C: Shawn Zarraga (AAA)
1B: Lars Anderson (AA), Josmar Cordero (AAA), Dalton DiNatale (AA)
2B: Brandon Hicks (AAA), Noah Perio (Hi A)
3B: Zach Walters (AAA)
SS: Drew Maggi (AAA)
OF: Corey Brown (AAA), Alex Hassan (AAA), Rico Noel (AAA), Will Venable (AAA)

Walters, Venable and Zarraga all spent some time with the Dodgers. Walters, acquired in an April trade with the Cleveland Indians, went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts in three games (one start) with the Dodgers.

He batted .276/.326/.444 with 18 doubles, four triples, 10 home runs and 53 RBI in 94 games for Oklahoma City. Walters was released from the organization in August.

Venable hit .276/.343/.404 with six doubles, one triple, four home runs and 25 RBI in 46 games with OKC. With the Dodgers, he was 0-for-8 with one run scored and two strikeouts in six games (one start).

Zarraga was added to the Dodgers active roster for a single game but did not appear in the Aug. 25 contest.