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03/15/11 12:18 PM ET

Starter-to-be Link one of Dodgers' four cuts

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Dodgers on Tuesday made four roster cuts, including right-hander Jon Link, who is being converted to a starting pitcher from a reliever.

In addition to Link, the Dodgers optioned infielder Russell Mitchell, who had a September callup last year and came into camp with an outside shot at a utility job.

The Dodgers assigned catcher JD Closser and pitcher Roman Colon to Minor League camp.

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