Spring training- the grandest of all stages for positional battles. Players who have fallen into the shadows of a roster have the opportunity to remake a name for themselves and reclaim their roles in the spotlight. Every year, the Dodgers, who are known far and wide for their positional depth, have no shortage of these races for a roster spot.
This year, the Dodgers face a scenario new to every man on the roster: a quiet offseason with an almost identical roster to the year before. Players are going into this spring more or less unworried about their job certainty but there still remains a shortlist of players who must garner the attention of fans and coaching staff to regain their roster spot.
Whether the cause was injury or a slump, there are three Dodgers that have an opportunity to make a difference in 2018 but can only do so with an impactful spring training. These three players have slipped into the shadows over the past year or so and it is time to bring those names out from the dark and watch them closely during the spring.
Adam Liberatore, Yimi Garcia, and Trayce Thompson have something to prove right now.