The Los Angeles Dodgers reassigned Dustin May, Kevin Quackenbush, Josh Thole, Daniel Castro, Paulo Orlando, Ezequiel Carrera and Stetson Allie to Minor League camp.
There are now only 28 players remaining in big league camp as the Opening Day roster begins to take shape. With Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill and Tony Cingrani beginning the season on the 10-day injured list, Dennis Santana and Brock Stewart are battling for the final spot in the bullpen.
The team also recently signed Justin Grimm, although he would need to be added to the 40-man roster to make the club.
May, who is the top pitching prospect in the organization, was impressive in his first big league camp. He appeared in four games (one start), allowing six hits and one run in nine innings (1.00 ERA) while striking out eight and walking three. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was among those to heap praise of May this spring.
Quackenbush was a Minor League signing this past offseason who will likely see some time at the Major League level at some point this year. He posted a 4.50 ERA and 1.50 WHIP with five strikeouts and two walks in 10 innings across nine Cactus League appearances this spring.
Thole is likely the Dodgers’ third catcher if an injury were to happen to Austin Barnes or Russell Martin. He had a productive spring with the team, hitting .381/.481/.381 with four RBI and four runs scored in 21 games.
Castro demonstrated his versatility in the field and also was productive at the plate for the Dodgers. He batted .333/.353/.424 with three doubles and five RBI in 14 games.
Orlando has World Series experience with the Kansas City Royals, but he struggled a bit in his first spring with the Dodgers. He played in 21 games, hitting .216/.286/.351 with a home run and six RBI.
Carrera is another veteran outfielder that did not put up his best showing in Cactus League play. He posted a .178/.245/.222 slashline.
Allie is a hard-throwing former infielder whose fastball approaches 100 mph, but he struggled with his command this spring. He struck out 13 and walked seven in nine innings 10 games, yielding a 4.00 ERA.