Dodgers add prospects Keibert Ruiz, Edwin Rios and Yadier Alvarez to 40-man roster

first_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Goeddel, 29, was claimed off waivers from the Seattle Mariners in May and went 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA in 26 appearances for the Dodgers. He finished the season on the DL with elbow inflammation. Rosscup, 30, was claimed off waivers from the Colorado Rockies in July and went 0-1 with a 4.76 ERA in 17 appearances with the Dodgers. He finished the season on the DL with a calf injury.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.All three pitchers were arbitration eligible this winter.The 20-year-old Ruiz is the most highly-regarded prospect in the group added to the 40-man roster. The switch-hitting catcher hit .268 in 101 games at Double-A Tulsa this year and .309 with a .758 OPS in four minor-league seasons. He hit .286 (14 for 49) in 13 games during the Arizona Fall League season this year.Alvarez, 22, signed for $16 million when he left Cuba in 2015. He spent most of 2018 in Double-A, going 1-2 with a 4.66 ERA but pitching just 48-1/3 innings. Over four minor-league seasons, the hard-throwing right-hander is 9-11 with a 3.83 ERA and 1.39 WHIP thanks in part to 115 walks in 207 innings (with 240 strikeouts).Rios, 24, was the Dodgers’ minor-league Player of the Year in 2016. This year, he hit .304 with an .837 OPS in 88 games at Triple-A Oklahoma City. Over his six minor-league seasons, he is a .302 hitter with an .879 OPS and 64 home runs. Drafted out of Virginia in 2015, Sborz split last year between Double-A and Triple-A, going 4-2 with a 3.88 ERA, six saves (in nine opportunities) and 71 strikeouts in 53-1/3 innings. Beaty hit .277 in 31 games at Triple-A Oklahoma City last year.Related Articles Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers added prospects Keibert Ruiz, Edwin Rios, Yadier Alvarez, Josh Sborz and Matt Beaty to their 40-man roster Tuesday, each for the first time.The moves protect the group from next month’s Rule V draft. The Dodgers’ 40-man roster is currently full.To make room on the roster, the Dodgers designated right-hander Erik Goeddel, left-hander Zac Rosscup and utilityman Tim Locastro for assignment and released right-hander Tom Koehler.Koehler, 32, was signed as a free agent last winter but injured his shoulder during spring training, underwent surgery and never pitched during the 2018 season. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more