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03/15/12 12:24 PM ET

Dodgers trim roster by nine with first spring cuts

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Dodgers made their first cuts of Spring Training, moving nine players out of the Major League clubhouse.

Major League 40-man roster members who were optioned included pitchers Michael Antonini, Stephen Fife, Josh Wall and Chris Withrow, and outfielders Alex Castellanos, Alfredo Silverio and Scott Van Slyke.

Reassigned to Minor League camp were non-roster pitcher Shane Lindsay and infielder Russell Mitchell. Lindsay has been sidelined all spring with a strained lat muscle. Silverio has missed all of camp with after effects from a winter car accident.

The Dodgers now have 53 players in camp.

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