Dodgers 2020 spring training primer: Starting rotation

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 09: Starting pitcher Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers in the first inning of game five of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on October 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Spring training is almost here for the Los Angeles Dodgers which means it’s time to take a look at their roster.  First up is a deep and talented starting rotation.

The Los Angeles Dodgers did not make too many additions to their roster this off-season but the most additions came to their starting rotation.  The Dodgers brought back former Dodger Alex Wood on a one year deal and they also signed former Brewer ace Jimmy Nelson to a year contract.  Wood and Nelson will join a heated starting rotation competition that includes Julio Urias, Dustin May, Tony Gonsolin, Ross Stripling, and Kenta Maeda who are all competing for rotation spots after Walker Buehler and Clayton Kershaw.

This might be the first year that Clayton Kershaw doesn’t get the opening day rotation when he is healthy given the breakout postseason performances of Walker Buehler.  Buehler is looking to nail down the number one spot in LA’s rotation and he certainly has the best stuff of any other starting pitcher in Los Angeles.  Regardless of who cracks the opening day rotation, the Dodgers will have plenty of talent and depth waiting in reserve.

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