LAD@SD: Tolleson forced to leave due to injury

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Dodgers made three more cuts Tuesday morning, optioning infielder Justin Sellers and pitcher Shawn Tolleson and reassigning catcher Jesus Flores to the Minor Leagues.

The reassignment of Flores confirms that Tim Federowicz will be the backup catcher to A.J. Ellis, which has been the expressed plan all spring.

Sellers, who filled in last year after injuries struck until his back went out after he crashed into the stands catching a foul ball, also was slowed this spring by an injured toe, ankle and the flu.

Tolleson also spent most of last season in the Major Leagues after injuries thinned out the bullpen, but his spring was hampered by a pair of minor injuries.

Mostly, however, Sellers and Tolleson are blocked by a glut of veteran players.

In Sellers' case, the Dodgers have Jerry Hairston, Skip Schumaker, Elian Herrera and non-roster utility player Alfredo Amezaga that can do many of the things he can.

In Tolleson's case, he's down on the bullpen depth chart below Matt Guerrier, non-roster veteran Kevin Gregg and Josh Wall.