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Dodgers News: Dodgers Announce Opening Day Pitching Staff

The time has finally come! The Dodgers have announced their starting rotation and bullpen for Opening Day.

The job for the Dodgers final rotation spot has officially been given to Brandon McCarthy. This means that Alex Wood will be starting the season out of the bullpen. McCarthy will be the Dodgers number four starter, pushing Hyun-Jin Ryu back to the number five spot.

Wood will most likely reach the rotation at some point during the season, either due to an injury or if they choose to rest any of the original five starting pitchers.

Stripling has also won a spot in the Dodgers bullpen, providing the Dodgers with another long relief arm, except unlike Wood, Stripling throws from the right side.

The Dodgers rotation on Opening Day will be in the following order:

  • Clayton Kerhsaw
  • Kenta Maeda
  • Rich Hill
  • Brandon McCarthy
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu

Dave Roberts has elected to go with alternating the rotation Left-Right-Left-Right-Left.

Not only has the starting rotation been announced, but the bullpen has been as well.

It looks as though Hatcher has made the team because he has no options, meaning that he is unable to be sent to the minors.

With the Dodgers carrying only 12 pitchers, it means that they will be bringing 13 position players with them come Opening Day.

Vin Scully won’t be at Opening Day


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