WBC provisional rosters announced

The Dodgers won’t be hit too hard by the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Each of the 16 participating nations released a 45-man provisional roster on Monday — those rosters will be cut to 28 by Feb. 24 — and Broxton (USA) and Martin (Canada) were the only frontline Dodgers players who appeared on any of them.
Also appearing were two non-roster invitees to big-league spring training in pitcher Brian Mazone and outfielder Valentino Pascucci, both of whom showed up on Italy’s provisional roster, as well as top shortstop prospect Ivan De Jesus Jr. (Puerto Rico) and minor-league catcher Kenley Jansen (Netherlands).

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  • Marcel

    On the subject of options, Repko indeed has at least one left.

    He was added to the 40-man in Nov. 2004, but due to injuries, was only on optional assignment in 2005 & 2008.

  • Denton True

    Diamond Lueng broke the news that Russell Martin has signed a 2009 contract for $3.9 million and Jonathan Broxton signed for $1.825 million plus incentives.

    What great news to hear they came to an agreement rather than let the arbitration process play out.

    Now let’s hope the Dodgers can lock Martin up for several years and that Ethier signs as well.