Dodgers add three to 40-man roster.

The Dodgers added three players to their 40-man roster on Friday: pitchers Chase De Jong and Jacob Rhame and catcher Kyle Farmer.

The deadline for teams to add certain minor league players to the 40-man roster in order to prevent them from being eligible for the Rule 5 draft was 5 p.m. Had they not been added today, the Dodgers would have risked losing De Jong, Rhame and Farmer.

De Jong went 14-5 with a 2.86 ERA for Double-A Tulsa, earning Texas League pitcher of the year honors. The right-hander also made three starts for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Rhame had a 3.24 ERA in 59 appearances out of the bullpen at Triple-A Oklahoma City this year. The 23-year-old right-hander saved seven games and could reprise the closer’s role in 2017.

Farmer, 26, slashed .255/.323/.395 in 74 games at Double-A Tulsa this season.

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Dodgers prospects Willie Calhoun, Cody Bellinger steal show at Fall Stars Game.

Dodgers prospects Willie Calhoun and Cody Bellinger made a splash at the Fall Stars Game, the annual All-Star contest for the Arizona Fall League, on Saturday in Surprise, Ariz.

Calhoun, the starting second baseman for the West team, went 3 for 3 with a home run and was named the game’s Most Valuable Player. Bellinger, the West’s first baseman, hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning. The box score is here.

Calhoun hit 27 home runs this year for Double-A Tulsa, and Bellinger 23. Each finished the season with Triple-A Oklahoma City. They’ll resume play with the AFL’s Glendale Desert Dogs on Monday.

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Dodgers add four pitchers to Arizona Fall League roster.

Four pitchers from the Dodgers’ minor-league ranks — Chris Anderson, Joe Broussard, Ralston Cash and Corey Copping — were added to the roster of the Glendale Desert Dogs for the upcoming Arizona Fall League season. The Desert Dogs’ roster features players from the Dodgers, White Sox, Cardinals, Nationals and Astros organizations.

Anderson, 23, split the season between Double-A Tulsa and Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, going 4-8 with a 4.81 ERA.

Broussard, 25, spent time at Rancho, Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City this season. He compiled a 1.80 ERA in 70 innings, all in relief, across the three levels.

Cash, 24, went 9-3 with a 2.87 ERA in 69 innings out of the bullpen at Tulsa and Rancho Cucamonga.

Copping, 22, went 2-2 with a 4.50 ERA in 28 innings out of the bullpen at Rancho Cucamonga.

Second baseman Willie Calhoun, first baseman/right fielder Cody Bellinger, and outfielder Alex Verdugo will also compete for Glendale this fall. All three finished the season on the roster at Oklahoma City.

The AFL begins play Oct. 11 and ends Nov. 19.

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Every 40-man roster player has appeared in a game for the Dodgers this season.

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.

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Is this Yasiel Puig’s definition of a ‘team bonding activity’?

Yasiel Puig has been playing for Triple-A Oklahoma City for all of two days since he was demoted by the Dodgers at last week’s trade deadline.

Already, Puig has explored the boundaries of “team bonding.”

A sequence of videos posted to Puig’s Snapchat account, and uploaded to Twitter by user @RothOfKhan, show Puig yelling obscenities, listening to loud music, and drinking beer with a sizeable contingent of Oklahoma City Dodgers teammates.

Here are all the videos. They come with a not-suitable-for-work, strong language warning:

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