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Dodgers: Resetting the 40-Man Roster for 2022

With the new year here and a fair amount of change already having taken place, it feels like as good a time as any to take a look at where the Dodgers 40-man roster stands as of early January.

First, let’s look at who’s missing from last year’s team.

Gone

  • Scott Alexander (DFA)
  • Andy Burns (Outrighted)
  • Danny Duffy (Free agent)
  • Joe Kelly (Free agent)
  • Kenley Jansen (Free agent)
  • Clayton Kershaw (Free agent)
  • Corey Knebel (Signed 1 year deal with PHI)
  • Sheldon Neuse (DFA)
  • Jimmy Nelson (Free agent)
  • Billy McKinney (Traded)
  • Albert Pujols (Free agent)
  • Zach Reks (Traded)
  • Max Scherzer (Signed 3-year deal with NYM)
  • Corey Seager (Signed 10-year deal with TEX)
  • Jimmy Sherfy (Outrighted)
  • Steven Souza (Free agent)

Next, we’ll check out the additions so far this winter.

Additions

  • Andrew Heaney (1 year deal)
  • Daniel Hudson (1 year deal)
  • Jorbit Vivas (Rule 5 protection)
  • James Outman (Rule 5 protection)
  • Eddys Leonard (Rule 5 protection)
  • Jacob Amaya (Rule 5 protection)
  • Michael Grove (Rule 5 protection)

Altogether, here’s the 40-man roster as it stands today.

Pitchers

  • Trevor Bauer
  • Phil Bickford
  • Justin Bruihl
  • Walker Buehler
  • Garrett Cleavinger
  • Caleb Ferguson
  • Tony Gonsolin
  • Victor Gonzalez
  • Brusdar Graterol
  • Michael Grove
  • Andrew Heaney
  • Daniel Hudson
  • Andre Jackson
  • Tommy Kahnle
  • Dustin May
  • Darien Nunez
  • Evan Phillips
  • David Price
  • Blake Treinen
  • Julio Urias
  • Alex Vesia
  • Mitch White

Catchers

  • Austin Barnes
  • Will Smith

Infielders

  • Jacob Amaya
  • Matt Beaty
  • Eddys Leonard
  • Gavin Lux
  • Max Muncy
  • Edwin Rios
  • Trea Turner
  • Justin Turner
  • Jorbit Vivas

Outfielders

Will this be the final roster by opening day? Absolutely not. With the MLB lockout in place, transactions are, of course, frozen. Once teams can get back to work, it’s easy to assume the Dodgers try to add a starting pitcher or two before or into spring training.

Projected Rotation

  1. Walker Buehler
  2. Julio Urias
  3. Tony Gonsolin
  4. Andrew Heaney
  5. David Price

This very much changes depending on how the league and the team handle Trevor Bauer’s legal situation. He currently remains under investigation for allegations of sexual assault.

Projected Lineup

  1. Mookie Betts (RF)
  2. Max Muncy (1B)
  3. Trea Turner (SS)
  4. Will Smith (C)
  5. Justin Turner (3B)
  6. Cody Bellinger (CF)
  7. AJ Pollock (DH)
  8. Chris Taylor (LF)
  9. Gavin Lux (2B)

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  1. They need to sign Freddie Freeman, Kris Bryant, and Carlos Rodon. Maybe trade for a starter like Shane Bieber and or Kyle Hendricks.

    • we have a first baseman, his name is Max Muncy – no need for Freeman. We have several players that can play third we don’t need Bryant. Rodon we don’t need. We need starting pitching, but the old guy and Justin Bieber!

  2. I have said this before. I am a prude, but we need the talents of Trevor Bauer. As a group, pro athletes and Hollywood stars are not know to be icons of virtue, so why focus on strange sexual practices that appear, at this point, to be consensual? The Dodgers’ job is to win games and championships; personalities and practices should not enter the calculations. Baseball got mad at Carl Furillo, resulting in true talent not being in the HOF yet.

    • If you were a prude, you’d go by Richard or Rich. Nevertheless, Bauer is a cancer and the Dodgers are glad he’s gone, and now just have to figure out how to stop paying him and free up $40M for a few starters!

    • Dick your exactly right but the 35 million dollar pitcher is the elephant in the room. The writers here can write a Little about him, but you’ll be moderated and silenced if you express your 1st. Of course we need him he’s lights out and would have been better than Scherzer as it turns out. I’m just curious to see just how bias the Dodgers truly are regarding cutting off their noses to spite their face regarding him and that situation.

  3. Might as well figure out who from this list the Dodgers will trade or dfa because if it’s full they have to make room somehow. I’d like to see a couple trades so we get someone for whoever we trade away. If we sign a free agent we have to just lose one of these players.

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