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Dodgers roster moves: 4 players reassigned to minor league camp

Big league camp trimmed to 53 players

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Switch-hitting catcher Jack Murphy and three others were sent to minor league camp on Sunday by the Dodgers.
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PHOENIX — The Dodgers made another series of roster moves on Sunday morning, trimming four players from major league camp at Camelback Ranch.

The club reassigned pitcher Fabio Castillo, outfielder Stetson Allie, and catchers Jack Murphy and Wynston Sawyer to minor league camp. All four were non-roster invitees.

Murphy, who hit .250/.358/.327 in 73 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City in 2016, was 1-for-10 with a double and two walks in 13 spring games in his second spring with the Dodgers. The soon-to-be 29-year-old switch-hitter caught 34 Cactus League innings this spring.

Sawyer appeared in eight Cactus League games, going 2-for-7 with a walk and a hit by pitch, though he only caught six innings behind the plate, the fewest of any of the six catchers who opened big league camp this spring.

Castillo, signed to a minor league deal on Dec. 29, allowed six runs (four earned) on 11 hits in eight spring innings, pitching in five Cactus League games. He struck out five and walked four.

Allie was a former second-round pick of the Pirates who converted to the outfield in 2012. Now 26, he hit .247/.324/.444 for Double-A Altoona in the Pittsburgh system last year. He appeared in 18 spring games, one shy of Darnell Sweeney for the team lead, going 4-for-19 with with a home run, two doubles, and two walks.

With these moves, the Dodgers have 53 players remaining in big league camp.