SYDNEY, Australia — The roster the
"This is our roster for the next two days," Manager
As a concession for starting their season a week early, the Dodgers and Diamondbacks were allowed to declare three of their players roster-exempt. For the Dodgers, they were
The four players are expected to be added to the active roster for the start of the series in San Diego that starts March 30.
The Dodgers have 10 relievers in Australia:
Three of those pitchers figure to be sent to the minors in the coming week. The likely candidates are Dominguez, Rodriguez and Withrow, all of whom can be demoted without clearing waivers. Infielder Alex Guerrero probably will be the fourth player dropped, as
The Dodgers' most difficult roster decision was to take
"That was a rough one," Mattingly said.
Others sent to the minor leagues were right-hander Zach Lee, outfielder Joc Pederson and infielder Miguel Rojas.
The team also included starting pitchers
The start of the series opener Saturday night was delayed 14 minutes because of the threat of rain. Nearby thunder and lightning cut short the Dodgers' batting practice session and prompted the field crew to place a tarp over the field.
Next: South Korea?
Hyun-Jin Ryu said he would one day like to open a major league season in his native South Korea.
"I think it's a fantastic idea," Ryu said through interpreter Martin Kim. "It's a personal wish."
Guerrero made his major league debut in the first game of the series, when he was introduced as a ninth-inning pinch-hitter for Wilson, who pitched the eighth inning. But Guerrero didn't get the chance to hit.
Kemp is expected to meet the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Thursday. . . . Crawford's fiancee gave birth to a boy. The child is Crawford's third.