I know I am a bit late on this, but the Dodgers added two players to their 40 man roster Tuesday afternoon. The Dodgers added pitchers Steven Ames, and Matt Magill to the roster in order to protect them from being selected in the rule 5 draft, which will take place on December 6th on the final day of the winter meetings. By putting both pitchers on the 40 man roster they are unable to be taken in the rule five draft. By doing this, the Dodgers will also give both pitchers an automatic invite to spring training. Ames has pitched in the big club’s spring training camp, while Magill has not.
Ames is a 24 year old right hander, drafted by the Dodgers in the 17th round of the 2009 draft. The righty out of Vancouver, Washington pitched for the Dodger’s double-A affiliate Chattanooga Lookouts. In 54 games for the Lookouts, Ames posted a 3-3 record, 1.56 ERA, 18 saves, 72 whiffs, against only 13 walks, with a 10.2 whiff per nine rate, while pitching all 54 games out of the bullpen.
Magill is also a right hander. The 23 year old was drafted by the Dodgers in the 31st round of the 2008 amateur draft. Magill is a local boy, hailing from Simi Valley, CA, and graduated from the same high school that I did. The Royal High School graduate also pitched for the Chattanooga Lookouts in 2012. The right hander posted a 11-8 record, with a 3.75 ERA in 26 games. However Magill is a starting pitcher, working 146.1 innings, whiffing 168 and walking 61, which came out to a 10.3 whiff per nine rate for the Lookouts.
With the additions, the Dodger’s 40 man roster is now currently at 38 players.