As this shortened spring training winds down, the Dodgers are facing a serious roster crunch position player wise. In this case, that’s a good thing.
After having a mostly weak bench in 2021, Andrew Friedman has gone off in trying to add some quality veteran options to compete for roster spots this season. Now with less than a week left of exhibition games, Dave Roberts and the front office have some tough decisions ahead of them.
Edwin Rios has been on a mission after getting his shoulder surgically repaired. But Jake Lamb has been challenging him along the way. Gavin Lux offers the most potential defensive versatility, but might likely be playing himself off the roster with a struggle bus of a spring. Plus Hanser Alberto has looked electric on defense in the infield.
— Doug McKain (@DMAC_LA) March 30, 2022
Kevin Pillar feels like every bit of a Dodger-style veteran from time to time too.
Our Dodgers Nation staff had some thoughts on the bench earlier in the week, but even those thoughts have changed.
The DN staff makes their predictions for who will be on the #Dodgers bench for Opening Day.
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) March 29, 2022
Dodgers 28-Man Roster! LA’s Bench For Opening Day: Lux, Lamb, Ríos, Alberto, Barnes, Pillar?
What do you think the bench could or should look like on April 8th?
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