The Los Angeles Dodgers have become one of the deepest teams in the entire sport under president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman. That has helped them weather injuries to key veterans, but also forced manager Dave Roberts to make difficult decisions. In some cases, the Dodgers' talent has sometimes prevented Major League-ready prospects from taking on bigger roles. The most recent example came when Will Smith was twice demoted back down to Triple-A Oklahoma City soon after each of his first two MLB call-ups. The Dodgers did not recall Smith up for an extended period until they essentially handed him the starting catcher job and sent the struggling Austin Barnes down to the Minors in mid-July.
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