9 Dodgers players who may have lost their roster spot this offseason

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Gavin Stone

Another top prospect for the Dodgers, Gavin Stone also had a rough go of things through eight games in the majors leagues. Stone threw 31 innings and was good for a 9.00 ERA. In his first three appearances, all starts, he gave up 16 earned runs and only struck out five batters before being sent down again. He didn't reappear in the majors until July 4, when he only gave up one earned run over two innings. His last four appearances weren't much better, but he was able to pitch deep into a few games and got his first win in a six-inning relief showing against the Red Sox.

His minor league numbers in 2022 were stellar — he finished the year with a sub-1.50 ERA — which led him to rocket up from High-A to Triple-A in just one season (and contributed to his call up in 2023). However, he struggled in the minors this year, logging a 4.74 ERA over 100.2 innings. Even at the big-league level, he's clearly capable of pitching well and holding the line when he's on, but it's clear that he still needs some more time to develop.

Bryan Hudson

There's not much to say about Bryan Hudson, who only pitched 8.2 innings this year (and finished with a 7.27 ERA), but he seems like another easy candidate for a DFA or trade. In his first appearance in mid-June, he gave up three earned runs over two innings. His last three, which took place in quick succession over the last week of August, were better, with only two earned runs over three innings of work. He's another arm who could be kept in reserve in the minors and brought up sporadically the same way he did this year if he clears waivers, but for now he's taking up a spot that the Dodgers probably want to give to someone else.