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.
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.
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.