The Los Angeles Dodgers announced their 2020 non-roster invitees to Spring Training, with the group comprised of nine pitchers, three catchers, five infielders and four outfielders. The 21 non-roster invitees features a bevy of top prospects, headlined by Josiah Gray and Jeter Downs.
Both players were acquired as part of last winter’s trade that sent Kyle Farmer, Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig and Alex Wood to the Cincinnati Reds. Downs began the 2019 season with High-A Rancho Cucamonga and earned a promotion to Double-A Tulsa.
Gray followed a similar path, beginning his campaign with Low-A Great Lakes before joining the Quakes and finishing the season with the Drillers. Including Downs and Gray, the Dodgers’ non-roster invitees consist of nine top-30 prospects, as ranked by MLB Pipeline.
Along with the infusion of young talent in camp at Camelback Ranch, the Dodgers also will welcome veterans Rocky Gale and Jose Lobaton. Gale was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays last July but returned to the Dodgers on a Minor League contract.
Lobaton became one of the Dodgers’ Minor League free agents at the conclusion of the 2019 season but re-signed with the organization as well.
At present time the Dodgers are due to have 61 players (30 pitchers, 31 position players) in Major League camp this year. Pitchers and catchers will hold their first Spring Training workout on Friday, Feb. 14, with the full-squad following suit four days later.
Their Cactus League slate begins Feb. 22, with a matchup against the San Francisco Giants at Scottsdale Stadium.
Breakdown of 2020 Dodgers Spring Training non-roster invitees
Pitchers: Brett de Geus, Josiah Gray, Reymin Guduan, Marshall Kasowski, Kyle Lobstein, Zach McAllister, Edubray Ramos, Jordan Sheffield, Edwin Uceta
Catchers: Rocky Gale, Jose Lobaton, Connor Wong
Infielders: Jacob Amaya, Jeter Downs, Omar Estevez, Cristian Santana
Outfielders: Anthony Garcia, Connor Joe, Jeren Kendall, Zach Reks, Cody Thomas
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