LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers made several roster moves on getaway day in Arizona on Wednesday, sending a number of players to minor league camp, as the opening day roster begins to take shape.
Rob Segedin was optioned to the minors, while non-roster invitees Cody Bellinger, Ike Davis, O`Koyea Dickson, Tyler Holt and Brandon Morrow were reassigned to the minors. Earlier Wednesday, utility man Charlie Culberson was reassigned to minor league camp as well.
That leaves 34 players in big league camp, but with five players set to open the regular season on the disabled list and Julio Urias destined for the minors that means the remaining decisions involve paring down from 28 players to the final 25.
With the 12-man pitching staff already set — Brandon McCarthy is the fourth starter, by the way, with Hyun-jin Ryu the fifth starter and Alex Wood in the bullpen — the remaining decisions are all on the position player side.
The backup catcher spot is between Austin Barnes and Bobby Wilson, with Wilson the lone non-roster invitee remaining in camp.
The utility spot is between Kiké Hernandez and Chris Taylor, with Hernandez getting hit by a pitch on the wrist on Tuesday throwing a wrench into things.
Scott Van Slyke and Trayce Thompson are fighting for a spot, or depending on how much of a roster lock you feel Andrew Toles is, this could be three players for two spots.