Five young pitchers among Dodgers' eight roster cuts

Frias, Lee, Reed, Bolsinger, Wieland all candidates for Triple-A rotation

Five young pitchers among Dodgers' eight roster cuts

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Dodgers sent eight players to Minor League camp Monday.

Before their 10-5 victory over Oakland, they optioned pitchers Carlos Frias, Zach Lee, Chris Reed, Mike Bolsinger and Joe Wieland. All five are considered starting pitchers, and they are expected to essentially form the rotation at Triple-A Oklahoma City.

After the game, the Dodgers optioned catcher Austin Barnes and reassigned infielders O'Koyea Dickson and Erisbel Arruebarrena.

Lee and Reed are former first-round Draft picks. Frias was impressive on several occasions in the Major Leagues last year. Bolsinger (Arizona) and Wieland (San Diego) were acquired in offseason trades.

Barnes was acquired from Florida in the Dee Gordon trade. Dickson is a power-hitting first baseman, while Arruebarrena is a Cuban shortstop signed last year for $25 million but who appears to have fallen quickly out of favor.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.