More Thoughts on the Oklahoma City Opening Day Roster

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If anyone took a glance at the Oklahoma City Dodgers roster entry on the team’s official website over the weekend, they would have seen that the number of active players was holding strong at 33, letting the thought linger that a huge personnel shakeup was on the horizon before the season opener against Iowa on April 6.

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Dodgers 25-Man Roster Notes: Taylor, Hernandez, Thompson, Toles & More

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Just one week now before the Dodgers start the regular season, and we are a little closer to knowing the final 25-man roster. Dennis wrote a story yesterday about the state of the starting pitchers. That may have become a little bit more clear, with the outcome of Scott Kazmir‘s most recent outing. Manager Dave Roberts today confirmed that Kazmir will start the season on the DL, dealing with issues in his left hip.

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Oklahoma City Dodgers 25-Man Roster Projections: March 2017 Edition

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Not long after the 25-man big league roster is submitted the morning of April 3, the entire management crew of the Dodgers will find itself spinning its wheels drawing up a prospective draft for the Triple-A Oklahoma City squad. Opening Day for OKC falls on Thursday, April 6 at home, so there’s basically just a few days to decide which players remain on the upper fringes of the farm and which players head for the plains of Double-A Tulsa.

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Better Utility Option: Chris Taylor, Kiké Hernández or Charlie Culberson?

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Listening to the Dodgers radio broadcast yesterday, Rick Monday said something that piqued my interest. He said that he thought Chris Taylor might have a better chance making the 25-man roster because he was there, in camp, showing his hustle. Meanwhile, Enrique Hernandez was playing with the Team Puerto Rico, and not being seen or evaluated by the front office and coaching staff.

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Dodgers Roster: Is an 8-Man Bullpen the Best Route to Success?

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As many media outlets of the Dodgers have already ventured some sort of guess regarding the Opening Day 25-man roster, most are in agreement that there’s a good chance the club elects to carry a traditional seven-man bullpen to begin the season. But although there haven’t been many hints by management in terms of a preferred direction, an eight-man relief corps is certainly still in the realm of possibility.

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Dodgers Roster: Outlining the Battles that Could Go Down to the Wire

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Now that a full week has passed since the Dodgers began their 2017 Cactus League campaign, we thought it may be a good time to revisit several of the roster battles that we’ve been discussing since the squad began taking shape earlier in the winter.

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Dodgers Officially Announce Chase Utley Signing

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The Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday morning officially announced the signing of infielder Chase Utley to a one-year contract.

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Dodgers Finally Make Sergio Romo Signing Official

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Not long after pitchers and catchers convened in the clubhouse at Camelback Ranch on Wednesday, the Dodgers finally announced the signing of free agent right-handed pitcher Sergio Romo to a one-year contract.

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Dodgers Roster: 5 Popular Storylines to Observe During 2017 Spring Training

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Baseball is officially back. Although a skeleton crew of assorted players from the Dodgers has already been at Camelback Ranch for some time, most of the pitchers and catchers began to filter into the clubhouse on Wednesday morning, while the remainder of the squad will report no later than Monday. The initial workout for the battery mates will take place on Thursday morning, and the first Cactus League game will commence at 1:05 p.m. on February 25 against the White Sox.

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How Will Dodgers Create Roster Space for Utley, Gutierrez & Romo?

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In a flurry of interesting developments on Friday night, the Dodgers have reportedly reached one-year agreements with infielder Chase Utley and outfielder Franklin Gutierrez, both of whom are no strangers to the organization. These two recent deals, along with the addition of righty reliever Sergio Romo, have created a logjam on an already overcrowded 40-man roster, requiring the club to make three corresponding moves before the trio of new contracts can be made official.

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