Dodgers add three to 40-man roster

In preparation for the upcoming Rule 5 Draft, the Dodgers added pitchers Eric Hull, Zach Hammes and Mike Megrew to the 40-man roster.

Hammes, 22, is a 6-foot-6, 225-pound right-hander who was a second-round draft pick in 2002 out of Iowa City, Iowa. A converted starter, he went 6-3 with a 4.32 ERA in 41 games at Class A Vero Beach in 2006 and pitched two games at Triple-A Las Vegas. He has been very impressive closing in the Hawaii Winter Baseball season.

Megrew, 23 in January, is a 6-foot-6, 210-pound left-hander who was left unprotected a year ago and taken in the Rule 5 draft by the Florida Marlins after recording a three-year record of 13-10 with a 3.31 earned run average and 236 strikeouts in 195.2 innings. However, he was returned because of a shoulder impingement. He had been ranked as the seventh and eighth best prospect in the Dodger organization. He went 2-3 with a 3.52 ERA in 18 games at Class A Vero Beach after pitching only nine innings in 2005 because of Tommy John elbow surgery.

Hull, who will be 27 in December, is a 5-foot-11, 185-pound right-hander. An undrafted free agent in 2002 after playing with the University of Portland and earning All-West Coast honors for the second season in a row, he was 2-4 with a 4.11 ERA in 44 games at Triple-A Las Vegas in 2006, all but two of the appearances in relief. He had 78 strikeouts and 54 hits allowed in 73 innings.