De Jong among 3 added to Dodgers' 40-man roster

November 19th, 2016

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers selected the contracts of right-handed pitchers Chase De Jong and Jacob Rhame and catcher Kyle Farmer on Friday, adding them to the 40-man roster and protecting them from next month's Rule 5 Draft.

The 22-year-old De Jong, the Dodgers' 17th-ranked prospect, was the Texas League Pitcher of the Year after posting league bests with 14 wins and a 1.02 WHIP, and was second with a 2.86 ERA for Double-A Tulsa. Originally a second-round pick of Toronto in 2012, he was acquired for international bonus allocations.

The 23-year-old Rhame, the Dodgers' 19-ranked prospect, was 1-7 with a 3.29 ERA at Triple-A Oklahoma City with seven saves and 70 strikeouts in 63 innings.

The 26-year-old Farmer, the Dodgers' 24th-ranked prospect, was an All-Star with Tulsa this year, hitting .256 with five home runs and 31 RBIs in 74 games. The converted shortstop joins and as the only catchers on the club's 40-man roster.

Among those left unprotected were right-handed pitcher Chris Anderson, the first-round pick in 2013, right-handed pitcher Ralston Cash, a second-round pick in 2010 and Cuban shortstop , a $25 million signing who has been suspended twice for failing to comply with the terms of his contract.

The Dodgers have 40 players on their roster.