4 Dodgers Who Don’t Belong on the 40-Man Roster

These four players need to be gone from the Dodgers' 40-man roster. Find out who they are and why it's crucial for the team's success.

Sep 28, 2023; Denver, Colorado, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Miguel Rojas (11) delivers a
Sep 28, 2023; Denver, Colorado, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Miguel Rojas (11) delivers a / Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Michael Grove

Let's stick with the pitchers, shall we?

Michael Grove is another 27-year-old reaching that tweener spot, and he's had a couple chances to prove himself in the bigs at this point.

He got to makes six major league starts in 2022 despite only managing a 4.07 ERA and 4.86 FIP across his 14 Triple-A apperances. He failed to rise to the occasion, with a 4.60 ERA and 5.16 FIP in major league action.

He only made two Triple-A starts last year, but the major league results were again poor, with a 6.13 ERA.

It's been a long time since Grove showed the promise that made him a second-round pick. Could he eventually put it all together? Maybe, but a contender like the Dodgers is not the right organization to wait around for that to happen.

With a precious 40-man roster spot on the line, Grove needs to either be replaced by someone who can contribute for us right now, or by someone who is young enough and shows enough promise that the upside is worth waiting on a couple of developmental years.