Fourteen Non-Roster Players Ready for Florida

Second baseman Tony Abreu helped the Agulas Cibaenas win the Dominican Winter League, boasting a .365 average, tops in the league. He also added a .273 average and eight walks in the playoffs.

Abreu collected 19 hits over 15 games, adding a .421 on-base percentage and a .558 slugging average.

The was the only Dodger on the Agulas as they stopped the Tigres del Licey 5-2 to win the title.

His numbers during the winter season:
ave     obp  slug   ops  gm  ab  r   h  2b  3b  hr  bi 
.365  .421  .558  .979  15  52  9  19  5   1    1   5
Other Dodgers in the Winter League included:
First baseman James Loney played for the Tigres but did not participate in the playoffs. Others on the team were catcher Sandy Martinez. Matt Kemp played with the Estrellas de Oriente as did newly acquired Fernando Tatis. Shortstop Wilson Valdez and pitcher Dario Veras were with the Gigantes del Dibao; Wilson Betemit and Marlon Arias were with the Leones del Escodigo.

Pitchers Jonathan Figueroa, Adam Thomas, Mark Alexander and Carlos Alvarez saw action in the Venezuelan Winter League, along with 1b Eduardo Perez and 3b Sergio Garcia.

Pitchers Elmer Dessens, Jesus Rodriguez, Thomas Melgarejo and Spike Lundberg, along with SS Oscar Robles and catcher Gabriel Gutierrez participated in the Mexican Pacific League.

Non-Roster Invitees to spring training include:
 
  Pitchers                 b/t   ht       wt      dob
62 Scott Elbert          L/L   6-2     190   08/13/85
60 Jonathan Meloan       R/R   6-3     225   07/11/84
38 Rudy Seanez           R/R   5-11    200   10/20/68
61 Travis Smith          R/R   5-10   170   11/07/72
64 Dario Veras           R/R   6-2     165   03/13/73
63 Matt White            R/L   6-1     180   08/19/77

Catchers   
73 A.J. Ellis          R/R   6-3   240   04/09/81
36 Ken Huckaby        R/R   6-1   200   01/27/71
66 Sandy Martinez     L/R   6-2   215   10/08/70
 
Infielders
65 Tony Abreu         R/R   5-9   185   11/13/84
72 Chin Lung Hu       R/R   5-9   150   02/02/84
3 Damian Jackson      R/R   5-11  185   08/16/73
6 Fernando Tatis      R/R   5-10  195   01/01/75

Outfielders
57 Larry Bigbie       L/R    6-4   215   11/04/77

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