Prospect Cotton among Dodgers' first roster cuts

Prospect Cotton among Dodgers' first roster cuts

PHOENIX -- The Dodgers made their first round of roster cuts on Monday, with no great surprises.

Pitcher Jharel Cotton was optioned, while non-roster pitchers Chris Anderson, Chase De Jong, Caleb Dirks, Lisalverto Bonilla and Jacob Rhame, catcher Kyle Farmer and outfielder Alex Hassan were reassigned.

Cotton is ranked as the Dodgers' ninth-best prospect. Anderson, a former first-round Draft pick, is ranked No. 17, De Jong No. 20, Rhame No. 22 and Farmer No. 30.

Dirks had a back injury since the beginning of camp and never appeared in a game.

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