Dodgers minor leaguer Angelo Songco is on the roster for the team from the Philippines scheduled to play in the World Baseball Classic qualifying series beginning Feb. 11 in Sydney, Australia.
Songco, 27, recently signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers after spending last season in the independent American Association. The first baseman batted .339/.415/.580 for the St. Paul Saints.
Songco was born in Van Nuys and played collegiately for Loyola Marymount. Taken by the Dodgers in the fourth round of the 2009 draft, he reached as high as Double-A before the Dodgers released him in 2014.
The winner of the qualifying tournament between Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines and South Africa will advance to compete in the 2017 WBC.
The Dodgers’ home game against the St. Louis Cardinals on May 15 will begin at 5 p.m. after ESPN grabbed the game for its Sunday Night Baseball schedule.
Dan Shulman is handling play-by-play for SNB telecasts, along with two new analysts: Jessica Mendoza and Aaron Boone.
ESPN telecasts are not blacked out in SportsNet LA markets.
The Dodgers outrighted pitcher Brandon Beachy on Wednesday, giving them 39 players on their 40-man roster. Beachy will attend spring training as a non-roster invitee.
The Dodgers signed Beachy to a one-year, $1.5 million contract earlier this month with up to $2.75 million in incentives.
Ronald Torreyes, listed at 5-foot-10 but actually 5-7, has been employed by seven different organizations in his brief career. (Getty Images)
This is Part 49 of a series in which every member of the 2015 Dodgers has his season juxtaposed with an episode of the greatest sitcom of all-time. Don’t take it too seriously.
Key stats: 2-for-6, double, RBI, BB, SO in 8 PA (8 games)
Seinfeld episode: “The Sponge.” (Season 7, Episode 9)
Key quote: “Who cares about your pants size?”
The Dodgers announced their training staff Tuesday.
Former Arizona Diamondbacks trainer Neil Rampe replaces Stan Conte as the team’s head athletic trainer, and Nathan Lucero and Thomas Albert will be the assistant athletic trainers.
Brandon McDaniel (strength and conditioning coach), Steve Smith (physical therapist) and Yosuke Nakajima (massage therapist) will return to the major league staff.