Dodgers send Oeltjen to Minor League camp

Dodgers send Oeltjen to Minor League camp

Dodgers send Oeltjen to Minor League camp
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Dodgers optioned Trent Oeltjen to Minor League camp after Saturday's 9-3 win over the D-backs, in which Oeltjen went 1-for-2 with two runs scored to raise his average to .289.

Oeltjen had almost no chance to make the team as a fifth outfielder after the signing of utility man Jerry Hairston, who can play the infield and outfield.

Still in camp, however, is outfielder Matt Angle, who was claimed earlier this spring. The Dodgers have 36 players in camp.

The last roster spot appears to be between middle infielder Justin Sellers, who is on the 40-man roster, or corner infielder Josh Fields, who is not. Sellers had a two-run single Saturday to raise his average to .308. Fields has cooled off after a hot start and is batting .273.

The last bullpen spot comes down to right-hander Josh Lindblom, who is on the 40-man roster, or left-hander Scott Rice, who is not. Lindblom retired the only batter he faced and has a 3.86 ERA. Rice allowed two hits in 1 2/3 innings without a run, his ERA now 3.86.