Dodgers pare down final rosterNews: The following players were officially left off the Dodgers' 25-man roster, which was announced on Sunday: 1B Russell Mitchell, Cs Justin Knoedler, JD Closser and Gabe Gutierrez, OFs Prentice Redman and Alfredo Amezaga, and RPs Luis Ayala, Justin Miller, Juan P. Perez and Francisco Felix. Analysis: Miller and Ayala have some potential as middle relievers and Amezaga could fill a utility role midseason, once he completes rehabilitation from knee surgery. None is likely to have much Fantasy value, and the rest of these players are organizational depth and can be ignored entirely in Fantasy.
Dodgers finalize pitching staffNews: The Dodgers will carry 12 pitchers on their opening day roster. Those pitchers are: Chad Billingsley, Jonathan Broxton, Charlie Haeger, Clayton Kershaw, Hiroki Kuroda, opening day starter Vicente Padilla, George Sherrill, Ramon Troncoso, Cory Wade, Carlos Monasterios, Ramon Ortiz and Jeff Weaver. That means that RP Ronald Belisario, RP Luis Ayala, RP Justin Miller, RP Juan P. Perez, RP Josh Towers and RP Francisco Felix did not make the roster. Analysis: The pitchers the Dodgers cut, except for Belisario, are just organizational depth at this time and have no Fantasy value.