Originally written April 01, 2013 on ChadMoriyama.com:
The Dodgers officially finalized their Opening Day 25-man roster. The 25-man roster, as broken down by position: Pitchers (12): Josh Beckett Ronald Belisario Chris Capuano (L) Zack Greinke Matt Guerrier Aaron Harang J.P. Howell (L) Kenley Jansen Clayton Kershaw (L) Brandon League Paco Rodriguez (L) Hyun-Jin Ryu (L) Catchers (2): A.J. Ellis Tim Federowicz Infielders (6): Luis Cruz Mark Ellis Adrian Gonzalez (L) Nick Punto (S) Justin Sellers Juan Uribe Outfielders (3): Carl Crawford (L) Andre Ethier (L) Matt Kemp Infielder/Outfielder (2): Jerry Hairston, Jr. Skip Schumaker (L) The team placed Chad Billingsley, Scott Elbert, Hanley Ramirez, and Ted Lilly officially on the disabled list. —– Prior to the disabled list moves, the team cut eight players to essentially set the Opening Day roster. Chad has more details on that here. —– The team released right-handed pitchers Florencio Bustillos, Brock Mansion, and Joe Robinson, along with left-handed pitchers Mike Antonini, Fabio Castro, and Alfredo Unzue. Outfielder Nick Akins was also released, and he’s the biggest name of the seven because he once generated buzz by putting up ridiculous numbers in Rookie ball. Unfortunately, none of that carried over to full-season ball, leading to this step in his career. ===== Greg Zakwin is the founder of the site Plaschke Thy Sweater Is Argyle. Follow him on Twitter @ArgyledPlaschke.
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