Dodgers add Matt Magill, Steven Ames to 40-man roster

Steven Ames, pitching during spring training at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in 2012 - True Blue LA

The two right-handed pitchers give the Dodgers 38 players on their 40-man roster.

The Dodgers on Tuesday added right-handed pitchers Steven Ames and Matt Magill to their 40-man roster, on the deadline day to set rosters for next month's Rule 5 draft.

With their additions to the 40-man roster, Ames and Magill are ineligible to be taken in the Rule 5 draft, which will be held on Dec. 6 in Nashville, the final day of baseball's winter meetings.

For more information on these players, and especially those who weren't added to the roster, be sure to read the preview from Sunday by Brandon Lennox.

Ames had a dominant season out of the bullpen with Double-A Chattanooga, with 72 strikeouts and 13 walks in 63⅓ innings. Ames, who was drafted in the 17th round in 2009 by the Dodgers out of Gonzaga, had a 1.56 ERA and 18 saves in 2012. He will be 25 in March, and is actually two months younger than Shawn Tolleson, who rose rapidly through the farm system and spent two thirds of 2012 in the Dodgers' bullpen. Ames and Tolleson had similarly stellar marks in the minor leagues.

Tolleson & Ames Minor League Numbers
Pitcher IP Saves BB BB% K K% ERA WHIP
Tolleson 120 47 28 6.0% 178 38.4% 1.35 0.942
Ames 172⅔ 55 35 5.1% 236 34.6% 1.93 0.996

Magill, 23, was drafted in the 31st round in 2008, and beginning with the rookie Gulf Coast League that season has made a steady progression through the minors, advancing one level each year. Magill started 26 games for Double-A Chattanooga in 2012, and was 11-8 with a 3.75 ERA, with 168 strikeouts and 61 walks in 146⅓ innings. He had a 2.38 ERA over the final two months of the season, with 79 strikeouts and 16 walks in 68 innings, and eight quality starts in his final 11 outings.

For these new additions to the 40-man roster, their minor league salaries will get a bump, as the minimum salary for a first contract while on the 40-man is $39,900 in 2013. They will also get automatic invitations to the major league side of camp to start spring training (pitchers and catchers report on Feb. 12, by the way). Ames has pitched one inning in each of the last two years during spring training, while Magill has yet to pitch in a game in big league camp.

The Dodgers' 40-man roster now has 38 players, with Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin likely to be added by Dec. 10. For comparison, last year at this time the Dodgers had 38 players on the 40-man roster. All seven additions to the 40-man roster last season were recalled to the Dodgers at some point in 2012, though three of them didn't actually play for the Dodgers. Michael Antonini was called up twice but didn't pitch in his five days of major league service time, while both Chris Withrow and Alfredo Silverio were called up during September while injured just so they could be placed on the 60-day disabled list to create roster space.

Here is the current 40-man roster:

Los Angeles Dodgers 40-Man Roster
Pitchers (20)
No Player 2013 Age* Service Time Options Used Options Left 2013 Salary
Steven Ames 25 0.000 none 3 team control
61 Josh Beckett 33 11.030 n/a n/a $15,750,000
51
Ronald Belisario 30 2.151 2004,2005,2008 none arbitration
58 Chad Billingsley 28 6.110 n/a n/a $11,000,000
35 Chris Capuano 34 8.001 n/a n/a $6,000,000
57 Scott Elbert 27 2.069 2009,2010,2011 none team control
48 John Ely 27 0.167 2010,2011 1 team control
59 Stephen Fife 26 0.034 2012 2 team control
54 Javy Guerra 27 1.137 2010,2011 1 team control
55 Matt Guerrier 34 8.056 n/a n/a $4,750,000
44 Aaron Harang 25 10.061 n/a n/a $7,000,000
74 Kenley Jansen 25 2.073 2010 2 team control
22 Clayton Kershaw 25 4.105 n/a n/a $13,000,000
31 Brandon League 30 6.145 n/a n/a $5,500,000
29 Ted Lilly 37 12.102 n/a n/a $13,500,000
Matt Magill 23 0.000 none 3 team control
75 Paco Rodriguez 22 0.029 none 3 team control
38 Shawn Tolleson 25 0.122 none 3 team control
46 Josh Wall 26 0.044 2012 2 team control
68 Chris Withrow 24 0.032 2012 2 team control
Catchers (2)
No Player 2013 Age* Service Time Options Used Options Left 2013 Salary
17 A.J. Ellis 32 2.151 2009,2010,2011 none arbitration
31 Tim Federowicz 25 0.056 2012 2 team control
Infielders (10)
No Player 2013 Age* Service Time Options Used Options Left 2013 Salary
47 Luis Cruz 29 1.076 2007,2009,2010 none team control
14 Mark Ellis 36 10.136 n/a n/a $5,250,000
23 Adrian Gonzalez 31 7.108 n/a n/a $19,050,000
9 Dee Gordon 25 1.089 2011 2 team control
6 Jerry Hairston Jr. 37 12.127 n/a n/a $3,750,000
37 Elian Herrera 28 0.091 2012 2 team control
7 Nick Punto 35 10.051 n/a n/a $1,500,000
13 Hanley Ramirez 29 7.014 n/a n/a $15,500,000
Justin Sellers 27 1.048 none 3 team control
5 Juan Uribe 33 11.089 n/a n/a $7,000,000
Outfielders (6)
No Player 2013 Age* Service Time Options Used Options Left 2013 Salary
49 Alex Castellanos
26 0.041 2012 2 team control
25 Carl Crawford 31 10.072 n/a n/a $20,000,000
16 Andre Ethier 31 6.153 n/a n/a $13,500,000
27 Matt Kemp 28 6.049 n/a n/a $22,000,000
Yasiel Puig 22 0.000 2012 2 $8,000,000
33 Scott Van Slyke 26 0.042 2012 2 team control
*Age is as of June 30, 2013 40-man total: $192,050,000
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