Sellers and Paco are in; Gregg out

March, 31, 2013
3/31/13
11:51
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The Dodgers' Opening Day roster is virtually set, though the team will make a few moves Sunday morning before the noon deadline.

They elected to keep young lefty Paco Rodriguez over veteran Kevin Gregg in the bullpen. Farm director De Jon Watson was in discussion with Gregg's agent about whether the former closer, in camp on a minor league deal, would report to minor league camp after he was reassigned. Gregg has earned roughly $20 million in his career, so he could elect to walk away.

Both pitchers performed well this spring. Gregg had a 0.82 ERA, Rodriguez had a 3.02 ERA.

Manager Don Mattingly also announced that longtime minor leaguer Justin Sellers will make the team, which makes it a virtual lock he'll be the team's starting shortstop in place of injured Hanley Ramirez.

Barring something unforeseen, here will be the Dodgers' Opening Day lineup against the San Francisco Giants Monday:

1. Carl Crawford LF
2. Mark Ellis 2B
3. Matt Kemp CF
4. Adrian Gonzalez 1B
5. Andre Ethier RF
6. Luis Cruz 3B
7. A.J. Ellis C
8. Sellers SS
9. Clayton Kershaw LHP

Mark Saxon

ESPNLosAngeles.com
Mark Saxon is a staff writer for ESPNLosAngeles.com. He spent six years at the Orange County Register, and began his career at the Oakland Tribune, where he started an 11-year journey covering Major League Baseball. He has also covered colleges, including USC football and UCLA basketball.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Clayton Kershaw
WINS ERA SO IP
19 1.70 219 185
OTHER LEADERS
BAY. Puig .294
HRA. Gonzalez 23
RBIA. Gonzalez 106
RD. Gordon 87
OPSY. Puig .857
ERAC. Kershaw 1.70
SOC. Kershaw 219