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.

Dodgers send eight to minor-league camp in first round of cuts.

The Dodgers front office met on the diamond after Yaisel Sierra threw live BP today. #Dodgers #springtraining #baseball

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GLENDALE, Ariz. — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts will have eight fewer names to remember when he greets his clubhouse tomorrow.

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Dodgers extend non-roster invitations to 16 players.

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Dodgers prospect Julio Urias will participate in his first major league spring training camp in February. (Associated Press photo)

Here is the preliminary list of non-roster invitees to the Dodgers’ major league spring training camp:

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Kyle Farmer, Juan Gonzalez compete in Futures Game.

Two Dodgers prospects competed in the annual Futures Game in Cincinnati on Sunday.

Double-A Tulsa catcher Kyle Farmer, playing for the U.S. team, went 0 for 2 with two strikeouts.

Triple-A Oklahoma City pitcher Juan Gonzalez, pitching in relief for the World team, struck out two of the three batters he faced in two-thirds of an inning.

Juan Gonzalez, Kyle Farmer to represent Dodgers in Futures Game. Update.

Kyle FarmerJuan Gonzalez and Kyle Farmer (right) will represent the Dodgers at the upcoming Futures Game in Cincinnati. The annual game featuring minor league prospects will be played July 12, two days before the All-Star Game.

Gonzalez, 25, has made 22 relief appearances for Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City this year. It’s his second year in the Dodgers organization after starting his career with the Colorado Rockies, who let him go as a minor league free agent.

Farmer, 24, leads all Dodgers full-season minor league position players with his .900 OPS for Tulsa and Single-A Rancho Cucamonga. The catcher/third baseman was chosen in the eighth round of the 2013 draft out of the University of Georgia.

[RELATED: Getting to know the Quakes’ Kyle Farmer]

Update (3:25 p.m.): I asked Dodgers farm director Gabe Kapler about what Gonzalez and Farmer have done to earn their respective selections.

“Juan has really opened some eyes with his consistency, his velocity and some deceptiveness in his delivery,” Kapler said via text message. “We’re thrilled to see a valuable member of our organization be recognized for the leap forward he’s taken in 2015.”

“With Kyle, this is a swing that will play at the major league level,” Kapler said. “He has made a concerted effort to hunt specific pitches to drive and it has shown up in his domination of two separate levels. Kyle has made strides behind the plate and has proven to be a strong defender for us at third base. Remember, this guy was a shortstop [in college]. He’s a true athlete.”

Here’s more on the game from an MLB press release:

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