Dodgers Spring Training Roster: Andre Jackson & Jason Martin Sent To Minor League Camp

The latest round of Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training roster cuts saw Andre Jackson optioned to Minor League camp and Jason Martin re-assigned following a loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Jackson, who made his MLB debut last season, has made two starts in Cactus League play thus far. The right-hander last pitched on Saturday, throwing 2.2 innings against the Kansas City Royals at Surprise Stadium. Jackson was charged with three runs on four hits.

He allowed three runs in both outings and collected a combined five strikeouts over 4.2 innings. Jackson went into camp facing an uphill battle to be included on the Dodgers’ Opening Day roster.

The team did have two spots in their starting rotation, but the initial opportunities are being given to Andrew Heaney and Tony Gonsolin. Tyler Anderson is another candidate to eventually spend time in the rotation.

Martin appeared in the game at Salt River Fields on Monday, but did not log a plate appearance. He got off to a strong start in the Cactus League but cooled of late. Martin’s two home runs nevertheless are tied with Eddy Alvarez, Andy Burns, Jake Lamb, Edwin Rios and Will Smith for the team lead.

Manager Dave Roberts recently praised Martin and Alvarez for raising the baseline of the Dodgers’ bench. Both players signed Minor League contracts with the organization during the offseason.

Jackson and Martin remain eligible to appear in Cactus League games as Minor League callups moving forward.

2022 Dodgers Spring Training roster

L.A. previously optioned Jacob Amaya, Michael Grove, Eddys Leonard, James Outman, Jorbit Vivas and Darien Núñez to Minor League camp; and re-assigned Carson Taylor, Hunter Feduccia, Kody Hoese, Miguel Vargas, Michael Busch, Andy Pages, Ryan Noda, Bobby Wahl, Yefry Ramirez, Sam Gaviglio, Robbie Erlin, Carson Fulmer, Ryan Pepiot, Mike Wright, Jon Duplantier and Beau Burrows.

The Dodgers roster is now at 43 active players in big league camp, which includes 10 non-roster invitees. The total breakdown is 22 pitchers (three non-roster), four catchers (two), 10 infielders (three), four outfielders (two), and three outfielder/infielders.

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