In addition to the 135 major league free agents on the market, there are several hundred minor league free agents as well. The Dodgers have 32 minor league free agents, including five who saw major league time with the big club in 2014.
Stephen Fife made one start for the Dodgers, on May 4, but had his season cut short with Tommy John surgery in August, likely knocking him out of action through all of 2015. The Dodgers outrighted Fife to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Oct. 13.
Mike Baxter made the Dodgers' Opening Day roster and started the second game of the season in left field, in Australia. Baxter was 0-for-7 with a walk in his four games before getting designated for assignment in April and spending the remainder of the year in Triple-A Albuquerque.
Clint Robinson played nine games with the Dodgers in 2014, and picked up his first major league hit on June 30, a seventh-inning RBI single against Indians ace Corey Kluber to drive in the only run in a 1-0 win. Robinson, 29, was 3-for-9 with three runs scored, two runs batted in and a walk with the Dodgers.
Jamie Romak was 1-for-21 in his 15 games with the Dodgers, but that one hit was a two-run double on June 8 at a rainy Coors Field, to date his only major league hit. Romak started four games for the Dodgers, including two games in right field, one at first base and once at third.
Carlos Triunfel was claimed off waivers from the Mariners on April 2, and in his five big league stints in 2014 was 2-for-15 with a home run and a walk in 12 games. Triunfel started four games at shortstop for the Dodgers. He was designated for assignment on Sept. 1.
Other notable departures
Right-hander Andres Santiago, 25, who was 6-8 with a 4.47 ERA in an otherwise unimpressive season at Double-A Chattanooga, except for his final start of the season, pitching a no-hitter while striking out 12.
Daniel Keller, 22, was signed by the Dodgers in their annual open tryout camp during spring training, but spent most of the season on the disabled list, pitching only three games in relief for rookie level Ogden.
Johnny Monell, a catcher acquired from the Orioles in May, would have been a free agent but has already signed a minor-league deal for 2015 with the Mets, with a non-roster invitation to spring training.
With 2006 draft pick Griff Erickson now a free agent after eight years in the minor league system, I will have to find a new model for these catchers t-shirts next spring:
Through various transactions and the always helpful Matt Eddy at Baseball America, here is the list of the Dodgers minor league free agents:
Right-handed pitchers (18): Justin Germano, Bruce Billings, Stephen Fife, Jeff Bennett, Drew Carpenter, Sam Demel, Daniel Keller, Justin Souza, Andres Santiago, Jhan Martinez, Anthony Slama, Nick Struck, Javier Solano, Bladimir Franco, Gustavo Gomez, Yeuri Gonzalez, Mark Pope and Josh Judy.
Left-handed pitchers: none
Catchers (3): J.C. Boscan, Griff Erickson, Alberto Rosario
Infielders (9): Clint Robinson, Jamie Romak, Carlos Triunfel, Chris Jacobs, Brock Peterson, Alex Liddi, Daniel Mayora, Walter Ibarra, Angel Sanchez
Outfielders (2): Mike Baxter, Trayvon Robinson