The left-handed Liberatore is coming off October elbow surgery, and his chances to make the Opening Day pitching staff were further impacted when it was decided that if Wood isn’t a starter, he would be a reliever. With Dayton, Avilan and Wood, the Dodgers would have three left-handers in the bullpen.
The right-handed Fields has struggled this spring, lacking the velocity that enticed the Dodgers to acquire him from Houston last summer.
Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers for MLB.com since 2001. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.