3 non-roster invitees who could steal Opening Day roster spots for the Dodgers

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Nabil Crismatt

Not too long ago, Crismatt was a go-to guy for the Padres in multiple different contexts. In 2022, he threw 67 1/3 innings for a 2.94 ERA as an opener, closer, spot reliever, and long reliever, pitching as many as four innings and as few as 1/3 at a time. His ground ball, chase, and barrel percentages were bordering on elite, and he managed to maintain an elite extension even in 2023, when things went south over 13 innings with the Padres and Diamondbacks.

Crismatt seemed relieved to be out of San Diego, which could be motivating him even further to make a good case for himself at spring training. His best year isn't that far behind him, and a change of scenery could be just what he needed. We've noted a couple of vulnerable arms in the Dodgers' bullpen who the NRIs could easily compete with to earn their way onto the Opening Day roster, so if Crismatt can return to his 2022 form, get his walk rate back down, and get his once-elite changeup back to where it used to be, he could come out of the woodwork as a great candidate for the bullpen.