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Dodgers News: Dustin McGowan, Mike Adams Fail To Make Roster

Mike Adams, Dustin McGowan

The biggest battle in Los Angeles Dodgers camp has been for who will be part of the seven-man bullpen.

While the bullpen was arguably the team’s biggest weakness in 2014, the Dodgers had a handful of new names, a few returners and a crop of young arms that were looking to turn the fortunes around. With less than a week until Opening Day, there were still too many relievers for the final spots.

According to Ken Gurnick of, the Dodgers started making moves towards finalizing their roster:

McGowan signed a one-year deal just over a month ago and it is possible that he will be released. In seven games this spring, the right-hander allowed six earned runs in eight innings.

As for Adams, he signed a minor-league deal with an invite to big league camp at the beginning of the month. He’s thrown 3.2 innings this spring and has allowed three earned runs. He will continue to build arm strength and could be promoted later in the year if needed.

The Dodgers will still have a few moves to make in the coming days, but they are cutting down in anticipation of Opening Day.

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Vincent Samperio

Vince is currently the Associate Editor and Social Media Manager for Dodgers Nation. Hailing from San Pedro, CA and a student at Cal State Long Beach, Vince has previously written for the Daily 49er and LASF Magazine.

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