The Dodgers announced on Friday afternoon that they have added four players to the organization’s 40-man roster ahead of next month’s Rule 5 draft. The players added include right-handed pitchers Gerardo Carrillo, Andre Jackson and Edwin Uceta, in addition to OF Zach Reks.
While we’re still not exactly sure how—or if—the 2020 MLB season will play out, because of all the rule changes and roster ramifications, there still could be a handful of new, young players who emerge as key contributors to their respective clubs at some point this year.
For a few quick moments, it looked like the 40-man roster of the Dodgers was stuck at the magical number of 42, despite MLB rules not allowing such a scenario.
As a prelude to the beginning of spring camp, many media outlets have been featuring previews and predictions as to what may happen with the Dodgers during the next six weeks, offering up some bold forecasts on which big storylines might soon emerge.
If you’ve been following our string of stories over the past few weeks, you’ll know that we’ve been peeking at some of the best prospects on the Dodgers‘ farm in between the recent rumblings of trade rumors at the big league level.
If you happened to miss the news on Thursday afternoon, the Dodgers announced their list of 21 non-roster players who were invited to the big league side of spring training, which happened to be the exact number of NRIs the team welcomed to camp in 2019.
Hampered by a broken finger at the end of last season, Keibert Ruiz was unable to join a handful of other prospects the Dodgers brought up to the big league roster. However, the switch-hitting native of Venezuela’s 2020 campaign could be the year he finally makes his long-awaited MLB debut.
Although the offseason of the Dodgers has been substantially slow as far as personnel changes go, there were a few adjustments made on the club’s 40-man roster last month when the team protected several players from this year’s Rule 5 draft.
Seemingly, the fan base of the Dodgers is split as far as predicting whether the team will make a big splash this winter in terms of upgrading its player roster.