The Los Angeles Dodgers are set to hold their first team workout of Spring Training 2.0 on Friday, and with it comes anticipation for what is expected to be one of the most unique seasons in Major League Baseball history.
Tasked with a shortened 60-game regular season schedule, there will hardly be any room for error if the club hopes to return to the playoffs for an eighth consecutive year.
More importantly, the Dodgers have their sights on ending a 32-year World Series drought. The club is coming off a franchise-best 106 wins last season, but it was a year in which they suffered an early postseason exit at the hands of the eventual champion Washington Nationals.
Many would agree, however, that the Dodgers stand the best chance at dethroning them this season. The club reloaded over the offseason, adding 2018 American League MVP Mookie Betts and five-time All-Star David Price to an already impressive roster.
They are part of the Dodgers’ player pool that includes 52 players — a group of holdovers from recent years, intriguing prospects and non 40-man roster players. Former All-Star relief pitcher AJ Ramos reportedly was signed and added to the pool on Thursday.
The Dodgers still have the ability to add eight more players to the pool prior to Opening Day. Until those decisions are made, the club can expect to see these players report to Dodger Stadium this week, categorized by their standing in the organization:
40-man roster players
Pitchers (22): Scott Alexander, Pedro Baez, Walker Buehler, Caleb Ferguson, Dylan Floro, Tony Gonsolin, Victor Gonzalez, Brusdar Graterol, Kenley Jansen, Joe Kelly, Clayton Kershaw, Adam Kolarek, Dustin May, Jimmy Nelson, David Price, Dennis Santana, Josh Sborz, Ross Stripling, Blake Treinen, Julio Urias, Mitch White, Alex Wood
Catchers (3): Austin Barnes, Keibert Ruiz, Will Smith
Infielders (6): Matt Beaty, Gavin Lux, Max Muncy, Edwin Rios, Corey Seager, Justin Turner
Outfielders (5): Mookie Betts, Joc Pederson, DJ Peters, AJ Pollock, Luke Raley
Infielders/Outfielders (4): Cody Bellinger, Kiké Hernandez, Zach McKinstry, Chris Taylor
Pitchers (6): Gerardo Carrillo, Josiah Gray, Michael Grove, Andre Jackson, Marshall Kasowski, Edwin Uceta
Catchers (1): Diego Cartaya
Infielders (1): Omar Estevez
Outfielders (2): Zach Reks, Cody Thomas
Non 40-man roster players
Pitchers (1): AJ Ramos
Catchers (1): Rocky Gale
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