The Dodgers have nearly finalized their opening day roster, with Dustin May named the fifth starter and David Price, Tony Gonsolin, and Jimmy Nelson in the bullpen. Utility man Zach McKinstry also made the team.
The Dodgers added swingman non-roster invitee Jimmy Nelson to the 40-man roster on Thursday, meaning the veteran pitcher made the team. To make room on the roster, Tommy Kahnle was placed on the 60-day injured list.
The Dodgers sent seven players to minor league camp on Tuesday in the second round of roster cuts in spring training.
2021 non-roster invitees
The Dodgers sent four players to minor league camp after Monday night’s game.
The Dodgers trimmed seven from big league camp on Monday, optioning pitcher Walker Buehler to the minors and releasing pitcher Mark Lowe.
The Dodgers signed right-handed pitcher Brian Schlitter to a minor league contract that includes a non-roster invitation to spring training. The former Cubs pitcher looks a little like free agent Jake Arrieta, which led to a funny moment at Camelback Ranch on Tuesday.
The Dodgers’ two top catching prospects — Keibert Ruiz and Will Smith — are among the 22 players with non-roster invitations to big league camp at spring training at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona.
The Dodgers’ 25-man roster looks clear for opening day after Thursday’s moves.