Among those is outfielder Luke Allen, who played six games for the Dodgers in 2002 before being traded to the Rockies for Jason Romano. He split last season between Pawtucket in the Eastern League where he hit .241 and Portland in the Pacific Coast League where he hit .305, totaling nine home runs between the two clubs.
Also in camp are catcher Octavio Martinez, outfielder James Tomlin, lefthander
Jacobo Meque and righthander Miguel Pinango signed during the off-season.
Martinez, a Los Angeles native, was the Appalchian League Player of the Year in
2001. He played with Altoona in the Eastern League and Lynchburg in the Carolina
League in 2006.
Tomlin was a seventh-round draft choice of the Twins out of St.
Bernard High in Los Angeles in 2000, who played for High Desert in the
California League last summer.
Meque from the Dominican Republic pitched for Savannah in the South Atlantic
League and Vermont in the NYP League last year while Pinango from Venezuela was
with Binghamton in the Eastern League.
Also in camp is first baseman Kyle Orr, the Dodgers fourth-round draft pick
last June who signed in September so will be making his pro debut.
While Luke May and Carlos Santana, who were moved from the outfield to
catching in the fall Instructional League, will continue to work back of the
plate, Russ Mitchell, who was also tried as a catcher then, is back at third
base, his old position.
In another notable position move, D. J. Jackson, who
managed only a composite .197 average in three years of outfielding, is being
tried as a pitcher, something he did as an amateur.
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