For Matt Magill, Nov. 20 was a big day. It was the deadline for the Dodgers to set their roster for the Rule 5 draft, which meant adding prospects the team wanted to protect to the 40-man roster. Magill, who was drafted in the 31st round in 2008, had a pretty good idea that he would be added to the 40-man, but it still was a nervous time in the Magill household for him and his wife.
"It was kind of like draft day all over again. We were sitting and waiting. You have an idea that it could happen, but maybe it won't. My agent called and said, 'Just keep waiting for it'," Magill said. "It happened around 5 o'clock. De Jon (Watson, Dodgers director of player development) called me and said I was added. Up to this point, it's probably the best moment of my career."
Magill and Steven Ames were added to the 40-man roster on Nov. 20, and are in big league camp at Camelback Ranch for the first time in their career. For Magill, it was a validation of a breakout season in 2012.
Matt Magill embraces first big league camp with Dodgers
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