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Dodgers send Yaisel Sierra, Trevor Oaks, Steve Geltz to minor league camp

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Yaisel Sierra was one of three Dodgers pitchers sent to minor league camp on Saturday.
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PHOENIX — The Dodgers sent three more pitchers to minor league camp on Saturday, reassigning Steve Geltz, Trevor Oaks and Yaisel Sierra. All three were non-roster invitees to big league camp.

With the moves, the Dodgers are down to 43 players in major league camp, including 20 pitchers.

Oaks figures to be a stalwart in the Triple-A Oklahoma City rotation this season, and made a solid impression in his first big league camp. But at the moment, there are nine starting pitchers on the 40-man roster, so he’ll have to wait his turn.

Sierra was signed to a $30 million contract out of Cuba last year but flopped as a starter and was sent outright off the 40-man roster. He found his way in relief though in the second half of the year. In six Cactus League games, the right-hander posted a 3.65 ERA in 1213 innings, but with more walks (9) than strikeouts (7).

Geltz was signed to a minor league contract on Dec. 30, 2016. The 29-year-old right-hander posted a 3.68 ERA in eight games this spring, with eight strikeouts and three walks in 713 innings.