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Dodgers reassign Matt Carson, Kyle Jensen to minor league camp

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Matt Carson was one of two players sent to minor league camp by the Dodgers on Saturday.
Matt Carson was one of two players sent to minor league camp by the Dodgers on Saturday.
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Dodgers on Sunday made a pair of roster moves, reassigning non-roster outfielders Kyle Jensen and Matt Carson to minor league camp.

The moves bring the total number of players in big league camp to 41, including 16 position players, 25 position players and six non-roster invitees.

Both Carson and Jensen made the trip with the Dodgers to San Antonio and played in both exhibition games against the Rangers at The Alamodome. Carson hit a three-run home run on Friday night; he was 1-for-6 and played both games in left field, including a start on Friday. Jensen played both games in reserve at first base, and was 2-for-3 with an RBI single and a walk in his two weekend games.

Carson, 33, was signed to a minor league contract on Dec. 27. The Yucaipa High School grad was 4-for-19 (.211) with two home runs, a double and seven RBI in nine Cactus League games this spring.

Jensen, acquired in a trade with the Marlins on Nov. 17, hit .400 (8-for-20) with two home runs this spring. The soon-to-be 27-year-old also had a double, a walk and six RBI in his 15 Cactus League games.

With just 16 position players left in major league camp, the Dodgers only have three, or possibly only two more non-pitcher cuts to make to set the opening day roster. Manager Don Mattingly said earlier Saturday that if Hyun-jin Ryu should have to start the season on the disabled list the club would likely carry an extra position player over an extra relief pitcher until a fifth starter is needed.