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Dee Gordon, Jerry Sands, & Rubby De La Rosa Among Dodgers Invites To Spring Training

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The Dodgers today released their list of non-roster invitees to spring training, which includes the reigning organizational minor league player and pitcher of the year. Jerry Sands, ranked by True Blue LA readers as the top Dodger prospect, and pitcher Rubby De La Rosa, ranked No. 4, will be joined by shortstop Dee Gordon, ranked No. 6, in big league camp when spring training starts next month at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona. Sands, De La Rosa, and Gordon were among the Dodger prospects who participated in the Winter Development Program in Los Angeles this week.

Joining those three prospects, along with the 39 players currently on the 40-man roster, in major league camp are the following players signed to minor league contracts:

  • Pitchers: Roman Colon, Wilkin De La Rosa, Dana Eveland, Jon Huber, Tim Redding, Oscar Villarreal
  • Catchers: JD Closser, Damaso Espino
  • Infielders: Juan Castro, Justin Sellers, Eugenio Velez
  • Outfielders: Trent Oeltjen

More information can be found on these players can be found on the minor league transactions page (and on the sidebar). Last spring, the Dodgers invited two prospects to big league camp, Josh Lindblom and Russ Mitchell, and they got nine innings and 13 plate appearances, respectively, in major league spring training games.

First workouts for pitchers and catchers for the Dodgers is February 17, with the first full-squad workout to come February 22. The Dodgers open their spring training schedule on February 26 with split squad games against the Angels in Mesa and against the Giants in Scottsdale.