After the non-tender deadline came and went on Monday, many new free agents found themselves on the open market. One new free agent is Yimi Garcia, who will not be back with the Dodgers in 2020. This leaves the Dodgers 40-man roster at 39 as of this writing.
Players that are non-tendered are rarely a sure thing. Often times they are coming off of injuries or bad seasons and teams feel they aren’t worth the projected arbitration salary. A couple of wrinkles in the upcoming season include the 3 batter minimums for pitchers and the extra roster spot that will probably be for a position player.
From the list of available players here are some needs that could be fulfilled:
- That 26th man
- Backend starting pitcher
- Right handed bat
Position Player Candidates
Three years ago, Charlie Culberson sent Vin Scully off the right way. pic.twitter.com/g4XEK1WHlO
— Chavez Ravine Fiends (@RavineFiends) September 25, 2019
We’ll start off with a true old friend in Charlie Culberson. He slashed .259/.294/.437 (AVG/OBP/SLG) in a down season after slashing .270/.326/.466 in 2018. Culberson is an excellent infielder with good speed (28.2 feet per second). The…