Dodgers add Pedro Baez, Yimi Garcia, Jarret Martin to 40-man roster

Pedro Baez, getting instruction from Sandy Koufax during spring training in 2013. - Eric Stephen | True Blue LA

The Dodgers now have 34 players on their 40-man roster with the addition of three pitchers on Wednesday.

LOS ANGELES -- Wednesday is the deadline for major league teams to add players to the 40-man roster to protect them from December's Rule 5 draft at the winter meetings. The Dodgers added a trio of pitchers to the 40-man roster: right-handers Yimi Garcia and Pedro Baez, and left-hander Jarret Martin.

Garcia, now 23, was very impressive in 2013, striking out 85 while walking only 14 in a full season with Double-A Chattanooga. He has 238 strikeouts and just 55 walks in the last three seasons.

Martin was acquired from the Orioles in the Dana Eveland trade in December 2011, and the left-hander put up a 4.30 ERA with 106 strikeouts in 96⅓ innings between Class-A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Chattanooga, but also walked 62. He didn't have a noticeable platoon split, as left-handed batters hit .273/.368/.398 in 2013 off Martin, now 24.

Baez is the most interesting case of the bunch. The 25-year-old Dominican was converted from third base to the mound last offseason. While he wasn't the instant Cup O'Kenley, the first year as a pitcher for Baez was reasonably effective. He was 3-3 with a 3.38 ERA in 48 relief appearances between the Quakes and Lookouts, with 55 strikeouts and 23 walks in 58 innings.

With their addition to the major league roster, Garcia, Martin and Baez get invited to big league camp in spring training. They will sign split contracts with both a major league salary (the minimum in 2014 raises to $500,000) and a minor league salary. For players on their first major league contracts, like these three, the minor league minimum salary is $40,750 next season.

The Dodgers' 40-man roster is now at 34 players:

Los Angeles Dodgers 40-Man Roster
Pitchers (19)
No Player 2014 Age* Service Time Options Used Options Left 2014 Salary
Pedro Baez 26 0.000 none 3 team control
61 Josh Beckett 34 12.030 n/a n/a $15,750,000
54
Ronald Belisario 31 3.151 2004,2005,2008 none arbitration
58 Chad Billingsley 29 7.110 n/a n/a $12,000,000
60
Jose Dominguez 23 0.093 none 3 team control
57 Scott Elbert 28 3.069 2009,2010,2011 none arbitration
59 Stephen Fife 27 0.167 2012,2013 1 team control
98
Onelki Garcia 24 0.019 none 3 team control
Yimi Garcia 23 0.000 none 3 team control
21 Zack Greinke 30 9.057 n/a n/a $29,000,000
Javy Guerra 28 1.168 2010,2011,2013 none team control
74 Kenley Jansen 26 3.073 2010 2 arbitration
22 Clayton Kershaw 26 5.105 n/a n/a arbitration
43 Brandon League 31 7.145 n/a n/a $7,500,000
36 Matt Magill 24 0.026 2013 2 team control
Jarret Martin 24 0.000 none 3 team control
75 Paco Rodriguez 23 1.029 none 3 team control
99 Hyun-jin Ryu 27 1.000 n/a n/a $6,000,000
44 Chris Withrow 25 0.129 2012,2013 1 team control
Catchers (3)
No Player 2014 Age* Service Time Options Used Options Left 2014 Salary
17 A.J. Ellis 33 3.151 2009,2010,2011 none arbitration
31 Drew Butera 30 3.018 2009,2012,2013 none arbitration
18 Tim Federowicz 26 1.042 2012,2013 1 team control
Infielders (5)
No Player 2014 Age* Service Time Options Used Options Left 2014 Salary
23 Adrian Gonzalez 32 8.108 n/a n/a $17,100,000
9 Dee Gordon 26 1.152 2011,2013 1 team control
Alexander Guerrero 27 0.000 none 1 $14,000,000
13 Hanley Ramirez 30 8.014 n/a n/a $16,000,000
28 Justin Sellers 28 1.089 2013 2 team control
Outfielders (7)
No Player 2014 Age* Service Time Options Used Options Left 2014 Salary
Mike Baxter 29 2.128 2011,2013 1 arbitration
48 Nick Buss 27 0.016 none 3 team control
25 Carl Crawford 32 11.072 n/a n/a $20,250,000
16 Andre Ethier 32 7.153 n/a n/a $15,500,000
27 Matt Kemp 29 7.049 n/a n/a $21,000,000
66 Yasiel Puig 23 0.119 2012,2013 1 $2,000,000
33 Scott Van Slyke 27 0.149 2012,2013 1 team control
*Age is as of June 30, 2014 40-man total (12 players):
$176,100,000

Service time is in years and days (for example: 3.073 means three years, 73 days of service time). For more roster and salary details, be sure to visit our payroll worksheet, which is continuously updated throughout the season, and is also always linked on the front page, just below the cover.

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