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Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder James Outman is in the Opening Day lineup to face the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday, according to MLB.com. It wasn't a sure thing that the 25-year-old would make the roster out of camp, but he had a great Spring Training, batting .283 with three homers over 23 games. Outman doesn't have much experience in the big leagues, with just four games under his belt, but put up solid numbers over his Minor League career. He produced a .263./363/.496 slash line with 68 stolen bases and 79 HRs across 403 games. Outman's likely on the strong side of a platoon and fantasy managers in deep leagues should wait and see how he performs before taking a chance on him.
Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Ryan Pepiot (oblique) is starting the 2023 regular season on the 15-day injured list with a left oblique strain, and Michael Grove will take his place on the Opening Day roster. It's a bummer for fantasy managers that already scooped up Pepiot in deeper leagues to begin the season. Oblique injuries are usually difficult to return from for pitchers, so Pepiot could miss the first couple months of the year. Grove now becomes streamer-worthy in fantasy leagues, and he'll have a very favorable matchup in his first start of the year on Monday at home against the Colorado Rockies.
Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Andre Jackson has made the opening day roster, according to manager Dave Roberts. The 26-year-old appeared in four big league games last season, posting a 1.86 ERA and striking out nine batters in just over nine innings. He put up similar numbers this Spring, so it appears he'll at least begin the year with the Dodgers. However, his stock has fallen a bit over the years, so he'll need to be a consistent producer to keep his spot in the pen.
Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Shelby Miller has made the opening day roster, according to skipper Dave Roberts. The 32-year-old has had some productive outings throughout his career. However, he's coming off a miserable 2022 campaign, where he posted a hideous 6.43 ERA in four big league appearances. That said, he did enough this Spring to land a spot in the pen, although he's far from an attractive fantasy option at this point.
Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Daniel Hudson (knee) has been frustrated by how slowly he has recovered from an ACL tear he suffered last June, and he didn't appear in a Cactus League game this spring. Hudson will remain at the team's spring training facilities to continue his rehab when the 2023 regular season begins. There is no timetable for his return, but manager Dave Roberts suggested on Monday that late April "seems doable." The 36-year-old veteran reliever is worth stashing for those that are chasing saves, as he should be in contention to close for the Dodgers when he returns, alongside the likes of Evan Phillips, Alex Vesia, Brusdar Graterol and Caleb Ferguson.