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Dodgers make first roster cuts of spring training

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Ralston Cash was among the first roster cuts by the Dodgers on Sunday night.
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PHOENIX — The Dodgers made their first roster cuts of spring training on Monday, one day after a pair of split squad games, sending five players to minor league camp.

Relief pitcher Jacob Rhame and catcher Kyle Farmer were optioned to the minor league side. Pitchers Ralston Cash and Josh Sborz, and outfielder Henry Ramos were reassigned. The only technical difference there is that Rhame and Farmer are on the 40-man roster and the others are not.

The minor league schedule begins on Monday, with games on the back fields through April 1.

Farmer saw action in eight Cactus League games, going 1-for-10 with a walk. He played as many innings at third base (10) as he did behind the plate (10) this spring, which is nothing new for the college infielder. Farmer has played 43 games at the hot corner in the last two minor league seasons.

Rhame pitched in four games this spring, allowing eight runs on six hits and three walks in three innings, and didn’t strikeout a batter.

Ramos hasn’t played since Monday, and is expected to miss several weeks with a right groin strain. The outfielder was 5-for-14 (.357) with a home run, a triple and a walk in eight Cactus League games this spring.

Cash was tied for the team lead in strikeouts this spring with nine, but also allowed four runs and four walks in his 4⅓ innings.

Sborz pitched four scoreless innings in his two appearances, but hadn’t pitched since last Sunday.

There are 57 players remaining in major league camp.