Dodgers announce 25-man roster for Opening Day in Sydney, Australia

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced their 25-man Opening Day roster for the 2014 Opening Series in Sydney, Australia. The club also placed pitchers Chad Billingsley (right elbow surgery) and Josh Beckett (right thumb contusion) and outfielder Matt Kemp (ankle surgery) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 19. Additionally, catcher Tim Federowicz was optioned to the minor leagues and outfielder Joc Pederson, pitcher Zach Lee and infielder Miguel Rojas were reassigned. General Manager Ned Colletti made the announcement. A full Roster is attached for your reference.


The 25-man Opening Day roster as broken down by position:


Pitchers (12):

Jose Dominguez

J.P. Howell (L)

Kenley Jansen

Clayton Kershaw (L)

Paul Maholm (L)

Chris Perez

Seth Rosin

Paco Rodriguez (L)

Hyun-Jin Ryu (L)

Brian Wilson

Chris Withrow

Jamey Wright


Catchers (2):

Drew Butera

A.J. Ellis


Infielders (6):

Dee Gordon (L)

Alex Guerrero

Adrian Gonzalez (L)

Hanley Ramirez

Justin Turner

Juan Uribe


Outfielders (4):

Mike Baxter (L)

Andre Ethier (L)

Yasiel Puig

Scott Van Slyke


Infielder/Outfielder (1):

Chone Figgins


The following three pitchers have been have been placed under a roster exemption: RHP Zack Greinke, RHP Dan Haren and RHP Brandon League. In addition, outfielder Carl Crawford is on paternity leave.