Shortly after the Dodgers’ 7-6 loss to Milwaukee on Monday, the team announced the second wave of roster cuts. The first round came Saturday, and Chad wrote about it on Sunday. As spring continues, tougher decisions will be made and bigger names will be taken off the major league roster.
Pitchers Walker Buehler and Edward Paredes were optioned, along with INF Rob Segedin. Segedin, who reportedly left camp as his wife prepares to give birth, has one option year remaining, while both Buehler and Paredes have two. Buehler’s option comes a few days after a dominant 2018 debut during which he struck out five of the seven Cubs he faced. Despite being optioned, Buehler will reportedly still start a game on the major league side this week.
Max Muncy (INF), Will Smith (C) and Manny Banuelos (LHP) were reassigned to minor league camp and RHP Mark Lowe was released. He was a longshot to make the roster, and surely no one at this site predicted that he would make the Opening Day bullpen (I’m sorry Dustin, please don’t fire me).
These cuts leave 11 spots left to be cleared out before March 29. Regulars will start getting more playing time, pitchers are already beginning to hit and Chad is already being overly optimistic. Baseball is near.
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) March 13, 2018
Probably not. https://t.co/2Q6b2x8Iek
— Chad Moriyama (@ChadMoriyama) March 13, 2018