The Los Angeles Dodgers have arguably the deepest bullpen after bringing back Brian Wilson and J.P. while signing Chris Perez and Jamey Wright. Other right-handed relievers include Brandon League and Chris Withrow as their roles are up-in-the-air at the moment.
However, the Dodgers acquired reliever Seth Rosin from the New York Mets during the Rule 5 draft, but even with a crowded bullpen, Dodgers GM Ned Colletti spoke to Bill Plunkett of BaseballAmerica.com about his chances of making the team out of Spring Training:
He’s got a chance, Colletti said when asked if Rosin could pitch his way onto the Dodgers’ 2014 roster in spring training. You don’t know who’s going to come in healthy, what might happen during spring training.
Rosin, 25, was a starting pitcher at Double A Reading in the Philadelphia Phillies organization before the Mets took him in the draft. He went 9-6 with a 4.33 ERA, but had a solid 2.74 K/BB rate. Still, it isn’t known where the Dodgers could find room for him and if they can’t find room for him on the 25-man roster, they’d have to offer him back to the Phillies for $25,000 half the price of drafting a player in the Rule 5 draft.
In camp, the Dodgers will have youngsters Jose Dominguez, Onelki Garcia and Yimi Garcia also fighting for jobs as it’s still likely they decide to part with at least one of them via trade. Spring Training gets underway in less than a week and Rosin will certainly be someone to watch heading into the 2014 season.
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