Dodgers News: Josh Fields, Adam Liberatore Optioned to Minor League Camp

The Opening Day roster is taking shape.

L.A. has optioned relievers Josh Fields and Adam Liberatore, according to Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times.

As Eric Stephen at True Blue LA pointed out, that nearly sets the pitching roster.

The Dodgers have more pitching options than probably every other MLB team, but the disabled list is also rather crowded. The injuries to Scott Kazmir and Pedro Baez, specifically, opened spots. Brock Stewart could be sent to the minors when he’s healthy.

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It’s Fields’ final option. He had a poor spring, highlighted by a declined velocity.

Liberatore has been a piece of the Dodgers’ bullpen for two seasons. Last year, he threw 42.2 innings, gathering a 3.38 ERA with a much more generous 2.89 FIP. He didn’t give up a run in March until the 20th. It’s highly likely he’s near the top of the list for a call-up soon.

The Dodgers’ big league roster now sits at 41.

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Written by Gabe Burns

Gabe Burns is an award-winning journalist. He serves as a reporter and editor at the DodgersNation news desk. He additionally works as editor-in-chief of The Spectator, Valdosta State University's student paper. Gabe's work has been featured on a number of platforms, including Draft Breakdown and Pro Football Spot. His byline has been cited in media such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. Aside from covering Dodgers baseball, Gabe enjoys watching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Orlando Magic and Tampa Bay Lightning. He can be followed on Twitter at @GabeBurns_DN.


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