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Dodgers set initial player pool; 9 spots remain

@MannyOnMLB
June 28, 2020

The Dodgers announced a player pool of 51 for their summer camp roster ahead of Sunday's 1 p.m. PT deadline. Camp is set to open Wednesday, with the first workout scheduled for Friday at Dodger Stadium. Some players will report to an alternate training site that hasn't been announced yet.

The Dodgers announced a player pool of 51 for their summer camp roster ahead of Sunday's 1 p.m. PT deadline. Camp is set to open Wednesday, with the first workout scheduled for Friday at Dodger Stadium. Some players will report to an alternate training site that hasn't been announced yet.

FAQ: Roster and transaction rules for 2020

The player pool includes all players on the 40-man roster plus seven non-roster invitees to Spring Training and four other players from within the organization. With a maximum of 60 players allowed in the pool, Los Angeles has nine spots open.

FAQ: All you need to know about 2020 season

The pool includes 18 of the Dodgers' top 30 prospects, according to MLB Pipeline -- infielder Gavin Lux (No. 1), right-handers Dustin May (No. 2) and Josiah Gray (No. 3), catcher Keibert Ruiz (No. 4), right-hander Brusdar Graterol (No. 5) and Tony Gonsolin (No. 6), catcher Diego Cartaya (No. 9), right-hander Mitchell White (No. 11), outfielder DJ Peters (No. 13), right-handers Dennis Santana (No. 16) and Gerardo Carrillo (No. 17), infielder Edwin Ríos (No. 18), right-hander Michael Grove (No. 19), infielder/outfielder Zach McKinstry (No. 20), left-hander Victor Gonzalez (No. 21), infielder Omar Estevez (No. 24) and right-handers Edwin Uceta (No. 25) and Andre Jackson (No. 30).

Details on Dodgers' upcoming season

Prospects on the 60-man player pool will only gain service time if they are added to the active roster.

Dodger Stadium (40)

Pitchers (22): Scott Alexander, Pedro Báez, Walker Buehler, Caleb Ferguson, Dylan Floro, Tony Gonsolin, Victor Gonzalez, Brusdar Graterol, Kenley Jansen, Joe Kelly, Clayton Kershaw, Adam Kolarek, Dustin May, Jimmy Nelson, David Price, Dennis Santana, Josh Sborz, Ross Stripling, Blake Treinen, Julio Urías, Mitchell White, Alex Wood

Catchers (3): Austin Barnes, Keibert Ruiz, Will Smith

Infielders (6): Matt Beaty, Gavin Lux, Max Muncy, Edwin Ríos, Corey Seager, Justin Turner

Outfielders (5): Mookie Betts, Joc Pederson, DJ Peters, AJ Pollock, Luke Raley

Infielders/outfielders (4): Cody Bellinger, Enrique Hernández, Zach McKinstry, Chris Taylor

Alternate site (11)

Pitchers (6): Gerardo Carrillo, Josiah Gray, Michael Grove, Andre Jackson, Marshall Kasowski, Edwin Uceta

Catchers (2): Diego Cartaya, Rocky Gale

Infielders (1): Omar Estevez

Outfielders (2): Zach Reks, Cody Thomas

According to MLB's Operating Manual, all players on a 40-man roster “that the Club anticipates participating” during the season will be part of the player pool, while the rest will be made up of non-40-man roster players under contract. Any 40-man-roster players who are not included in a player pool (for example, maybe a prospect who isn’t deemed ready for the Majors) will still be paid during the season.

No team will be allowed to exceed the limit of 60 players in its player pool at any time during Spring Training 2.0 or the regular season.

Manny Randhawa is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. Follow him on Twitter at @MannyOnMLB.