The Dodgers have made their final roster decisions, at least until the next time, informing infielder Justin Sellers and reliever Josh Lindblom they will be on the team to start the season.
That leaves the Dodgers with a light-hitting, infield-heavy bench. Enough so that Manager Don Mattingly said it will mean Jerry Hairston Jr. will now be viewed more as an outfielder.
Sellers beat out Josh Fields, who faded badly, and infielder Luis Cruz. Sellers can play second, third and short.
"He’s the kind of guy I like," Mattingly said, "because he’s not afraid of anything."
Sellers got off to an impressive start when called up last season, but then struggled at the plate. He finished the season hitting .203.
"The biggest thing for Justin is to learn what he is as a hitter," Mattingly said. "He has a little bit of pop ... but you can't be leading the team in fly-ball percentage when you weigh 170."