The final spot on the roster for position players will come down to Justin Sellers, Josh Fields, or Luis Cruz.
The last position spot on the Dodgers roster has come down to infielders Justin Sellers, Josh Fields and Luis Cruz. After hot starts for each, if you pick by what they’ve done lately offensively, “other” would win the election.
Sellers is in a 2-for-14 spell, his average dropping from .385 to .300. Fields is 1-for-16 lately (with seven strikeouts), his average falling from .379 to .261. Cruz is 3-for-15 in recent games, dropping his average from .350 to .286.
It’s almost as if … they all aren’t good hitters or something.
While Spring Training statistics mean little to me, they do mean something when they only reason said players are still in consideration for the roster are their Spring Training statistics.
In other roster news, Trent Oeltjen was optioned.
The Dodgers optioned Trent Oeltjen to Minor League camp after Saturday’s 9-3 win over the D-backs, in which Oeltjen went 1-for-2 with two runs scored to raise his average to .289.
Oeltjen had almost no chance to make the team as a fifth outfielder after the signing of utility man Jerry Hairston, who can play the infield and outfield.
One more down…