The Dodgers have added six new players to their roster this offseason, either via free agent signing or trade. The latest addition, Teoscar Hernández, joined the team for one year and $23.5 million as that 40th man at the time of his signing. Although the Dodgers made a trade of Yency Almonte and Michael Busch to the Dodgers in exchange for prospects, clearing up one space (Hernández's signing isn't official yet), we can still wonder who might be getting the boot if the Dodgers are still looking to accommodate at least one more starting pitcher and maybe a few more bullpen arms Opening Day.
Hernández's signing has probably eliminated the possibility of the return of a former Dodger also named Hernández, but it will mean something more urgent for players who just don't fit into the star-powered, household name mold the Dodgers have constructed this offseason. A few more players might be sent packing soon, to preemptively avoid any shuffling that will have to be done if the team gets more than two arms.
3 Dodgers players who will lose their roster spot after Teoscar Hernández signing
The Dodgers are ambitious and ready to spend, so the question isn't if they'll get another starting pitcher, but when. Whether players who might be considered surplus will be packaged up in a trade for that pitcher or sent through waivers if the Dodgers make another free agent splash remains to be seen, but we do know that at least someone will be going soon. Here are three prominent Dodgers players who could lose their roster spot following the Hernández signing.