The Dodgers have boasted about their roster depth all season. Now, one statistic neatly sums up just how often they’ve needed it.
The Dodgers are one of two teams without a current 40-man roster player who hasn’t seen action in a major league game this season. The New York Mets are the other.
It’s not unusual for teams to exhaust their 40-man rosters in September, when active rosters expand from 25 to 40. To do so in mid-August is rare; the Dodgers achieved the feat when Rich Hill made his debut on Aug. 24.
Hat tip to Jason Martinez, found/director of content for rosterresource.com, for doing the research on this.