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Dodgers 2015 minor league free agents

Ryan Dennick is one of several Dodgers minor leaguers to become free agents in the last week.
Ryan Dennick is one of several Dodgers minor leaguers to become free agents in the last week.
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Free agency in baseball isn't limited to the 163 major leaguers who are now free to sign elsewhere either after the expiration of their contracts or an option provision in their contract. There are hundreds of minor league free agents, too.

Five days after the World Series ended — on Friday — was the first day for minor league free agents as well. These include veterans galore, but also younger players not on a 40-man roster who have already had their contracts renewed six times.

Daniel Corcino and Ryan Dennick were waiver claims in season from the Reds and both saw brief time on the Dodgers' 40-man roster, though neither pitched for the big club.

Mike Adams, Buck Britton, Chad Gaudin, Kyle Jensen and Shawn Zarraga were non-roster invitees in spring training, Adams never actually pitched in 2015, going home rather than report to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Gaudin was hurt in spring training and didn't pitch all year.

Juan Gonzalez, 25, pitched in the Futures Game in July in Cincinnati. He was signed as a minor league free agent by the Dodgers in Dec. 2013.

Below is a list of Dodgers minor league free agents for 2015, compiled through various sources, with Matt Eddy of Baseball America filling in the gaps:

Right-handed pitchers (13): Mike Adams, Daniel Corcino, Chad Gaudin, Juan Gonzalez, Garrett Gould, Jairo Heredia, Juan Jaime, Deck McGuire, Luis Meza, Steve Smith, Daniel Tillman, Ramon Troncoso, Matt West

Left-handed pitchers (4): Ramon Benjamin, Ryan Dennick, Jose Molina, Dustin Richardson

Catchers (5): Austin Chubb, Ralph Henriquez, Webster Rivas, Ali Solis, Shawn Zarraga

Infielders (8): Lars Anderson, Buck Britton, Jarek Cunningham, Elliot Johnson, Daniel Mayora, Faustino Oguisten, Nate Samson, Travis Witherspoon

Outfielders (2): Brian Burgamy, Kyle Jensen

This list does not include other players who ended the year in the minors, who previously spent time on the 40-man roster in 2015. These others who accepted an outright assignment to the minors during the season were able to choose free agency by Oct. 15 per the CBA, and those included Brandon Beachy, Scott Baker, David Huff, Eric Stults, Chin-hui Tsao and Eric Surkamp.