Prior to the Los Angeles Dodgers starting their 2014 season, they had to cut their roster down from the 30-man travel roster to their 25-man roster. Matt Kemp, Josh Beckett and Chad Billingsley were all placed on the 15-Day DL retroactive to March 19 while Zack Greinke, Brandon League and Dan Haren were placed on the three-man exempt list.  Not to mention Carl Crawford is on paternity leave as he waits in Arizona for the birth of his third child.

Among their other moves was optioning Tim Federowicz to the minor leagues while Joc Pederson, Zach Lee, Ross Stripling and Miguel Rojas were all reassigned. Drew Butera is the Dodgers backup catcher since he’s out of options while Federowicz was able to be optioned to the minor leagues.

Here’s how the Dodgers Opening Series 25-man roster shakes out:

Pitchers (12):

Jamey Wright

Clayton Kershaw

Chris Withrow

Kenley Jansen

Paco Rodriguez

J.P. Howell

Hyun-Jin Ryu

Jose Dominguez

Paul Maholm

Seth Rosin

Brian Wilson

Chris Perez

Catchers (2):

A.J. Ellis

Drew Butera

Infielders (6):

Juan Uribe

Justin Turner

Dee Gordon

Hanley Ramirez

Adrian Gonzalez

Alex Guerrero

Outfielders (4):

Mike Baxter

Scott Van Slyke

Yasiel Puig

Andre Ethier

Infielder/Outfielder (1)

Chone Figgins

Once the Dodgers return to Los Angeles, there’s sure to be more changes to the roster, but for the first two games, here’s who’s available to play.

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Ross Gasmer is a Social Media Producer for @TheHerd and was a contributing writer and editor for Dodger Nation. Follow him on Twitter @Ross_Gasmer12

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