Matt Beaty, Omar Estevez, DJ Peters among next cuts from Dodgers’ camp

Yadier Alvarez (Photo: Stacie Wheeler)

With Opening Day 17 days away, the Dodgers have made their next round of roster cuts.

The first round of cuts included five pitchers. This time, there were four pitchers and seven position players.


Alvarez did not appear in a Cactus League game. He has been working on his mechanics while in camp and will, presumably, continue doing so.

Beaty has gotten quite a bit of playing time so far, so his cut was a tad surprising. Maybe that bodes well for Corey Seager‘s Opening Day prognosis. Beaty hit .292/.308/.458 in 24 plate appearances.

Gale went 2-for-9 with a triple in camp and will, hopefully, be Will Smith‘s backup at Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Hart was just acquired off waivers from the Orioles on Friday, as Daniel wrote about. He didn’t appear in a game.

Sborz appeared in 3 1/3 innings, allowed four hits, five runs (two earned), walked five and struck out three. It wasn’t a great showing, but he should see LA at some point this season.

Reassigned to minor-league camp

Estevez impressed in his time in camp. He went 6-for-19 with two doubles and two home runs. After spending the last two seasons with High-A Rancho Cucamonga, he’ll go to the Double-A proving ground in Tulsa. It could be a big year for the 21-year-old.

Lux went 3-for-20 with a double and triple in camp. Dave Roberts cited a footwork issue with his throwing defensively, which is the biggest knock on him defensively and the main reason he’ll probably have to move off shortstop.

Peter, unlike last spring, didn’t get on track this spring. He went 2-for-17 with a double. He did walk five times against four strikeouts.

Peters made a lot of noise in camp, even if he didn’t have a shot of making the roster. Despite going just 4-for-22, he did launch a couple of home runs and a triple. Roberts was impressed with Peters shortening his swing, but he still struck out six times in 23 plate appearances.

Perkins, ticketed for the OKC outfield since the day he was signed, went 7-for-25 with a double and eight strikeouts.

White appeared in 1 2/3 innings, allowed a hit, one run (earned), walked three and struck out three. It’s a big year for White, who needs to prove he can stay on the mound and be consistent.

The Dodgers have 45 players remaining in camp. That number will be 25 by March 28.

About Dustin Nosler

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Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosted a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He was a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times and True Blue LA. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif.