We have already seen Jimmy Rollins (No. 11) and Howie Kendrick (No. 47) introduced in press conferences at Dodger Stadium, wearing the same number they had in their previous cities. Former No. 11 Erisbel Arruebarrena, now off the 40-man roster but a non-roster invitee to big league camp, will be wearing a new number in spring training.
New catcher Yasmani Grandal will wear No. 9 with the Dodgers after wearing No. 12 and No. 8 in San Diego.
Juan Nicasio, acquired from the Rockies in November, will wear No. 12, the same number he wore in 2013-2014 with the Rockies. That means assistant hitting coach John Valentin will need a new number. Valentin wore No. 52 in 2013, now taken by Pedro Baez, and wore No. 11 at the beginning of camp in 2014 before Arruebarrena was signed.
Chris Heisey will wear No. 28, the same number he wore in his five years in Cincinnati.
Brett Anderson will wear No. 35 with the Dodgers after wearing No. 30 with the Rockies in 2014. He wore No. 49 in his five years in Oakland. Anderson will need to change his Twitter handle from @BAnderson_30:
Brett Anderson (@BAnderson_30) January 27, 2015
@craigcalcaterra In a perfect world I would have #25 but someone named McGwire has a firm grasp on that one.— Brett Anderson (@BAnderson_30) January 27, 2015
It won't be as simple as changing the number in Anderson's Twitter handle, thanks to one greedy enterprising bastard.
Adam Liberatore will wear No. 36, the first Dodgers left-handed pitcher to don that number since Omar Daal in 2002.
Brandon McCarthy will wear No. 38 for the Dodgers, the same number he wore with the Yankees over the final two months of 2014. He has worn several numbers in his career, but the others he wore from 2007-2014 (No. 20 with the Rangers, No. 32 with the A's and Diamondbacks) are retired by the Dodgers for Don Sutton and Sandy Koufax, respectively.
Chris Hatcher will wear No. 41, the same number he wore in 2014 with the Marlins. Hatcher wore No. 39 in Miami from 2011-2013, but that number is retired by the Dodgers for Roy Campanella.
Joe Wieland will don No. 45, filling the legendary shoes of Carlos Triunfel. The last Dodgers pitcher to wear 45 was in 2010. Wieland wore No. 43 with San Diego.
Mike Bolsinger will wear No. 46 after wearing No. 49 in Arizona.
Zach Lee will wear No. 51 in 2015. He wore No. 64 as a non-roster invitee to spring training in 2014.
New catcher and part-time infielder Austin Barnes will wear No. 65. He wore No. 83 as a non-roster invitee to Marlins camp in 2014.
Chris Reed, added to the 40-man roster in November, will keep the No. 67 he wore as a non-roster invitee in 2014.
Fellow 40-man roster newcomer Scott Schebler will wear No. 83 in his first big league spring training camp. The outfielder suited up four times from the minor league side with the Dodgers in 2014 spring training, wearing nameless uniforms of No. 90 and No. 91 twice each.
However, while a starting outfield of Schebler, Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig (No. 66) might be the highest uniform number total in major league history, that number won't be as high as it could have been, as Pederson has switched from No. 65 to No. 31. The last Dodgers outfielder to wear No. 31 was Jay Gibbons (2010-2011), who will start his coaching career in 2015 as hitting coach for Class-A Great Lakes.