Two seasons, 80 Dodgers


By Jon Weisman

Dodger Stadium is the land of opportunity. In a month shy of two seasons, the Dodgers have used the equivalent of two 40-man rosters.

On Friday, Carlos Ruiz became the 80th person to play for the Dodgers since Opening Day 2015.

The list is topped by Adrián González, who has played in 280 out of 290 Dodger games entering today, followed by Joc Pederson (259), Justin Turner (246) and Howie Kendrick (231).

Two players who made their Dodger debuts late last season are in the top 10: Corey Seager (eighth at 151) and Chase Utley, who today will break a tie with Jimmy Rollins for 10th place at 144.

Andre Ethier (142) is in 12th place despite not playing a game yet this season.

The top pitcher on the list is J.P. Howell (13th place, 118), followed by Pedro Baez (15th, 112) and Kenley Jansen (16th, 111).

Six men have played in exactly one game, though at least two of them can expect to increase that: Ruiz, Rich Hill, Hyun-Jin Ryu (who threw off flat ground this morning), Nick Tepesch, Zach Lee and Eric Surkamp. They are part of a group of 15 players who have played five games or less for the Dodgers in the two years.

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Nothing to be proud of.

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