Sunday, March 16, 2014

Dodgers Announce Roster for Australia Series

This afternoon, the Dodgers announced their roster of 30 players heading to Australia.  If you're wondering why 30, check out what Jon Weisman at Dodger Insider wrote recently:
Remember the unique rules: The Dodgers can take 30 players to Australia, not including three exempt players who will stay behind but remain eligible for the team’s domestic opener March 30 at San Diego. Five of the 30 only travel as potential injury replacements and otherwise wouldn’t be on the active roster for official games.
Below is the roster.  Some notable additions include pitching prospects Red Patterson and Zach Lee.  As noted by the @Dodgers on twitter, either Red or Zach is expected to make a start against the Australian National Team.  Also, recent Rule 5 Draft Pick Seth Rosin is heading to Australia.  If he doesn't make the club, then he has to be offered back to Philadelphia, so his inclusion may very well be a positive sign for him.

Pitchers (14):
Jose Dominguez
J.P. Howell (L)
Kenley Jansen
Clayton Kershaw (L)
Zach Lee
Paul Maholm (L)
Red Patterson
Chris Perez
Seth Rosin
Paco Rodriguez (L)
Hyun-Jin Ryu (L)
Brian Wilson
Chris Withrow
Jamey Wright
Catchers (3):
Drew Butera
A.J. Ellis
Tim Federowicz
Infielders (8):
Chone Figgins (S)
Adrian Gonzalez (L)
Dee Gordon (L)
Alex Guerrero
Hanley Ramirez
Miguel Rojas
Justin Turner
Juan Uribe
Outfielders (5):
Mike Baxter (L)
Andre Ethier (L)
Joc Pederson (L)
Yasiel Puig
Scott Van Slyke

(The Field at Sydney Cricket Ground, pic via Murray Cook)

Oh... And for your enjoyment, watch the below video of some Aussie lads singing 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game'.

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