Dodgers rotation depth

After signing Scott Kazmir and Kenta Maeda on consecutive days, the Dodgers’ five-man rotation to enter the season looks like this:

1. Clayton Kershaw
2. Scott Kazmir
3. Kenta Maeda
4. Brett Anderson
5. Alex Wood

Hyun-Jin Ryu has said that he expects to be ready to join the rotation by Opening Day, so he could supplant Wood.

Past these six, Mike Bolsinger was decent last year, posting a 3.62 ERA (103 ERA+) in 21 starts. Former top prospect Zach Lee was 11-6 with a 2.70 ERA in 19 Triple-A starts, too.

Essentially, the Dodgers have eight options for the five Opening Day rotation spots.

Later in the season, however, at least two more options will likely emerge. Brandon McCarthy should be back around the All-Star break from Tommy John surgery. Top prospect Julio Urias (who will likely be ranked in the top five in all of baseball heading into next year) finished the season with a pair of outings in Triple-A, so it’s possible he proves ready by midseason.

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Dodgers sign RHSP Kenta Maeda

Maeda, 27, was 97-67 with a 2.39 ERA in eight seasons in Japan’s top league. His best year was in 2012, but he was pretty stellar last season too, going 15-8 with a 2.09 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 175 strikeouts in 206 1/3 innings.

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Deal is an incentive laden 5 year contract, according to one report.

According to Joel Sherman