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Dodgers 2010 25-man roster

A look at the 25-man roster the Dodgers will take into the regular season, with comments by Dylan Hernandez

April 05, 2010

A look at the 25-man roster the Dodgers will take into the regular season, with comments by Dylan Hernandez

No.; Name; Pos. B/T; Age; Comment

STARTERS

15; Rafael Furcal; SS; S/R; 32; Key to Dodgers' offense has to get on base more than 33.5% of time he did last year.

55; Russell Martin; C; R/R; 27; Missed most of March because of a strained groin; trying to regain timing at plate.

16; Andre Ethier; RF; L/L; 27; Hit 31 homers in breakout 2009 and looked even better this spring.

99; Manny Ramirez; LF; R/R; 37; In fight to preserve his legacy and extend his distinguished career.

27; Matt Kemp; CF; R/R; 25; Potential 40 homer-40 steal man has impressed Manager Joe Torre with desire to improve.

7; James Loney; 1B; L/L; 25; Thinks this is the season he could put up significant power numbers.

23; Casey Blake; 3B; R/R; 36; Notoriously slow starter had monster spring, is aiming for a productive April.

33; Blake DeWitt; 2B; L/R; 24; Had great spring at the plate, but can converted third baseman handle new defensive responsibilities?

PITCHERS

44; Vicente Padilla; SP, R/R; 32; Opening-day starter went into camp figuring he would be No. 3 or 4 in rotation.

22; Clayton Kershaw; SP; L/L; 22; Future ace gets the call for home opener on April 13.

58; Chad Billingsley; SP; R/R; 25; Looking to recover from rough second half of 2009; improved changeup should help.

18; Hiroki Kuroda; SP; R/R; 35; More than capable when healthy; problem is, he has often been hurt in first two years with club.

49; Charlie Haeger; SP; R/R; 26; Management hopes knuckleballer can eat up innings and lessen bullpen's workload.

51; Jonathan Broxton; RP; R/R; 25; All-Star closer appears to be growing in confidence.

52; George Sherrill; RP; L/L; 32; Setup man had an awful spring, but former All-Star says that's par for him.

38; Ramon Troncoso; SP; R/R; 27; Sinkerballer established himself last year by posting a 2.72 ERA.

36; Jeff Weaver; RP; R/R; 33; Made team last year as non-roster player and performed well in almost every conceivable role.

35; Ramon Ortiz; RP; R/R; 36; Curveball the ex-Angel learned in Japan made him the most pleasant surprise of the spring.

37; Carlos Monasterios; RP; R/R; 24; Acquired from Philadelphia, he has never pitched above double A.

48; Russ Ortiz; RP; R/R; 35; Made an opening day roster as a non-roster player for the third consecutive year.

RESERVES

12; Brad Ausmus; C; R/R; 40; Mentor to Martin made the most of limited opportunities, batting .295 in 95 at-bats.

14; Jamey Carroll; UT; R/R; 36; Versatile veteran can play second, third, shortstop and outfield.

8; Ronnie Belliard; UT; R/R; 34; Late-season burst -- .351 in 24 games -- made this August acquisition a starter in playoffs.

5; Reed Johnson; OF; R/R; 33; Ability to play every outfield position will lead to less shuffling when starter takes a day off.

9; Garret Anderson; OF; L/L; 37; Former Angels star showed this spring that he can still hit.

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