The Dodgers are set to have numerous arms vying for a spot in the Opening Day rotation for 2020, but as always, there are only five available spots.
According to Andrew Friedman, the club has identified their five primary options as the roster currently stands:
Andrew Friedman reiterated that the Dodgers plan on having Julio Urías in their starting rotation next season. As it stands, it’s Urías, Walker Buehler, Clayton Kershaw, and Kenta Maeda in the rotation. He said Ross Stripling will have a chance to compete for a spot.
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Currently, the Dodgers plan to go with a rotation of right-handers Walker Buehler, Kenta Maeda, and Ross Stripling with southpaws Clayton Kershaw and Julio Urías filling the rest of the rotation out. Buehler and Kershaw appear to be locks for the rotation with Maeda being very likely, Urías being about 50/50, and Ross Stripling being unlikely considering the likelihood he gets dealt.
The Dodgers also have rookie right-handers Dustin May and Tony Gonsolin in tow and they both figure to make sizable impacts in 2020. They both impressed during their short stints…