You guys… We’ve just about made it! Opening Day is finally tomorrow and the Los Angeles Dodgers are making all necessary moves to have everyone ready for the big day. On such necessary move: Deciding on who is going to play.
They announced via press release who all would represent Los Angeles at least to start the season.
Here are the details, taken directly from the release.
The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced their Opening Day 25-man roster ahead of the 2016 championship season, which begins tomorrow afternoon at 4:05 p.m. against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park. The club also placed eight players on the disabled list, joining Brandon McCarthy and Frankie Montas, who were both previously placed on the 60-day DL. Those players are: left-handed pitchers Brett Anderson (60-day DL) and Hyun-Jin Ryu, outfielder Andre Ethier, infielders Alex Guerrero and Howie Kendrick, catcher Yasmani Grandal and right-handed pitchers Mike Bolsinger and Josh Ravin. President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman made the announcement.
The 25-man roster as broken down by position:
J.P. Howell (L)
Scott Kazmir (L)
Clayton Kershaw (L)
Alex Wood (L)
Adrian Gonzalez (L)
Corey Seager (L)
Chase Utley (L)
Carl Crawford (L)
Joc Pederson (L)
Scott Van Slyke
Disabled List (10):
Brett Anderson, LHP (60-day, herniated disc surgery)
Mike Bolsinger, RHP (15-day, left oblique strain, retroactive to March 25)
Andre Ethier, OF (15-day, broken right tibia, retroactive to March 25)
Alex Guerrero, IF (15-day, left knee contusion, retroactive to March 25)
Yasmani Grandal, C (15-day, right forearm soreness, retroactive to March 25)
Howie Kendrick, IF (15-day, strained left calf, retroactive to March 25)
Brandon McCarthy, RHP (60-day, right UCL surgery)
Frankie Montas, RHP (60-day, rib resection surgery)
Josh Ravin, RHP (15-day, left radius fracture, retroactive to March 25)
Hyun-Jin Ryu, LHP (15-day, left shoulder surgery, retroactive to March 25)
The disabled list is obviously a lot longer than we’d like to see, but the plus side to that are a couple names who otherwise wouldn’t have this opportunity. The MLB season is obviously insanely long, so taken a couple weeks to see what guys like Barnes and Culberson might have to offer is the plus side to the frustrations brought on by injuries.
Congratulations and best of luck to all who made it!