Opening Day Is Upon Us

In about seven hours time, the Dodgers will open the season in San Diego against the Padres, finally giving us all what we’ve been craving for months: baseball that counts.

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The team made a trio of expected moves to finalize the roster before the season opens.

Ted Lilly was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 26.

Ivan DeJesus Jr. was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 26. He strained his left oblique while swinging a bat during a game on March 17 and had to leave the game mid at-bat.

Ronald Belisario, who begins serving his 25-game suspension for violating the MLB Joint Drug Agreement on Thursday, was placed on the restricted list, which opens up a spot on the 40-man roster.

The only thing I wonder is whether they fill the 40-man roster spot with somebody or just leave it open for when Ronald Belisario returns.

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By the way, the team will be spending ~114 million dollars on the roster this season, though the team they’ll be running out everyday is worth ~22 million dollars less due to dead weight. Still, ~114 million dollars isn’t exactly the poor house or anything.

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