This morning, we wondered how the 25-man roster would come together, if Seth Rosin would stick with the Dodgers, and where exactly Javy Guerra would end up. Now we know about the last two things, though I can’t say I expected to find out about both at the same time:
Today, Seth Rosin was claimed off waivers by Texas and Javy Guerra was claimed off waivers by the White Sox: http://t.co/GBfy2bpTMT
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) March 26, 2014
First things, first: Guerra, who had appeared in 101 games over three years for the Dodgers, somehow saving 21 games his rookie season. (After which, though I can’t find the link right now, I begged the team to trade him while his value was highest, figuring he’d never again come near a season like that. And here we are.) I have to say, while no one batted an eye when he was DFA’d 10 days ago, I am a bit surprised that this ended with a simple waiver claim, rather than a trade for even some sort of menial minor league piece. Not that it really matters, I suppose.
So long Javy. We’ll always have that time you and James Loney photobombed the “Eastbound & Down” party, I guess.
As for Rosin, he quickly became a camp favorite of ours with some nice early appearances, and I’d like to pretend that Dustin & I running into his dad in Arizona didn’t make an impact, but it did. I’m trying to keep on remembering that this is a deep bullpen that a Rule 5 guy was never going to crack, and that he only had a 6.8 K/9 in Double-A last year, and that we forgot about Carlos Monasterios very, very quickly, but I’m still a little disappointed here. Here’s to hoping that he at least gets that big league appearance in Texas (or wherever) that he didn’t get in Australia.
Anyway, the Dodgers now have 39 players on the 40-man, and 27 on the “active” roster. When Jose Dominguez inevitably gets sent down, that will make for 26, and so the only tough decision to be made will be whether Hyun-jin Ryu goes on the disabled list, Brandon League gets left on the side of the highway, or — most likely — Chris Withrow gets sent down.