Times reporter Dylan Hernandez sizes up the
No.; STARTERS; Pos; B/T; Age; Comment
47; Howie Kendrick; 2B; R/R; 31; Former Angel is a solid defender and, on offense, a line-drive machine who drove in 75 runs last year.
31; Joc Pederson; CF; L/L; 22; Rookie is upgrade defensively, and he had a big spring as a hitter. Made Kemp expendable.
No.; ROTATION; B/T; Age; Comment
22; Clayton Kershaw; L/L; 27; Reigning NL MVP and
21; Zack Greinke; R/R; 31; Has record of 32-12 as a Dodger; could choose to become a free agent at the end of the season.
No.; BULLPEN; B/T; Age; Comment
75; Paco Rodriguez; L/L; 23; Looked as if he regained his 2013 form in spectacular Cactus
52; Pedro Baez; R/R; 27; Converted third baseman made big league debut last season. He has closer-caliber stuff.
63; Yimi Garcia; R/R; 24; Rookie appeared in eight Cactus League games; allowed one run, eight hits in 9 1/3 innings and struck out 12.
No.; RESERVES; Pos; B/T; Age; Comment
14; Enrique Hernandez; IF/OF; R/R; 23; A capable hitter who can play multiple positions in the infield and outfield.
7; Alex Guerrero; 2B/3B/LF; R/R; 27; Has proved he can hit, but still hasn't found a defensive position.