Dodgers News: Justin Bruihl Among 5 Players Trimmed from Roster
Following Wednesday night’s loss in Peoria, the Dodgers announced 5 more players had been cut from the active roster. The biggest name from the list was lefty reliever Justin Bruihl who has made 45 appearances for Los Angeles over the past two seasons.
Our Noah Camras tweeted the full list.
The 25-year-old Bruihl had a rough spring allowing 4 earned runs over 5 outings. He was considered a longshot to make the roster on opening day but will now open the season at Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Outside of Bruihl, infielder Yonny Hernandez was the only other player currently on the 40-man roster. He was in the running for the last roster spot on the position player side of things but, barring a trade, that competition appears to be down to infielder Luke Williams or outfielders James Outman, Bradley Zimmer, or Steven Duggar.
Patrick Mazeika and David Frietas took the lion’s share of time at catcher while Will Smith and Austin Barnes were away for the World Baseball Classic, but as Dave Roberts said on Wednesday, he expects Smith to catch most of the games remaining before opening day.
Outfield prospect Ryan Ward got into 20 games this spring and hit .256 with a double and one home run.
45 players remain in big league camp.