The Dodgers also optioned Javy Guerra to AAA after a rough spring, dealing with injuries, and therefore limiting his appearances. The Dodgers former closer is not going to have to fight his way back on to the Major League roster, something that won’t be so easy. I still think he is trade bait at this point.
Tony Gwynn Jr. was also assigned to AAA, once the super speedy outfielder, now he has fallen way down on the depth chart. The solid play by Carl Crawford and the emergence of Yasiel Puig on the scene may force the Dodgers to let Tony Gwynn Jr. try to resume his career elsewhere.
Jesus Flores, Chris Withrow, Wilkin Castillo, Shawn Tolleson, and Juan Abreu were also optioned to the minors. With Flores heading to the minors, this likely means Tim Federowicz has made the club as the backup to A.J. Ellis.
That brings us to today where the Dodgers officially announced that Kevin Gregg, Peter Moylan, Matt Wallach, and Alfredo Amezaga had been reassigned. I’m absolutely shocked about Gregg, I thought he was a lock to make the big league club. Apparently Colletti and Mattingly agree, unfortunately there just isn’t room on the roster for him at the moment. Once the Dodgers are able to move their surplus of starting pitching I’m sure Gregg will be back.
In addition, the Dodgers optioned outfielder Alex Castellanos, right-hander Stephen Fife, utility man Elian Herrera and right-hander Josh Wall to Minor League camp. Super bummed about Castellanos and Herrera. Let me let out a huge sigh for a moment…sucks.
So barring an injury or trade here is the Opening Day roster.