Career minor-leaguer Jamie Romak made his major-league debut on May 28 with the Los Angeles Dodgers after 12 seasons in the minors. His time has lasted 15 games and is now over after the Dodgers announced that he was designated for assignment and Clint Robinson’s contract was purchased.
Romak had one hit in 21 at-bats and failed to keep his spot that he earned when Carl Crawford went down with a sprained ankle. He had just two walks among his lone hit and scored two runs. The 28-year-old started Tuesday night’s game in right field and was hitless at the plate. He is being replaced on the 40-man roster with the 27-year-old Clint Robinson.
Robinson played with the Dodgers in the spring, hitting .308 with a home run in 15 games. He joined the Albuquerque Isotopes and is currently hitting .309 with 14 home runs and 56 RBIs.
For more on the move, check out the official press release for the move:
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today selected the contract of first baseman Clint Robinson from Triple-A Albuquerque and designated infielder/outfielder Jamie Romak for assignment.
The left-handed Robinson batted .309 with 17 doubles, one triple, 14 home runs (T-6th, Pacific Coast League) and 56 RBI (4th, PCL) in 77 games with the Isotopes, including a .402 on-base percentage (7th, PCL) and a .523 slugging percentage. Robinson has been swinging a hot bat of late, batting .469 (15-for-32) with a double, two homers and 12 RBI in his last nine games since June 16 and hitting .357 (30-for-84) with five doubles, six homers and 21 RBI in 23 June games. Overall, the 29-year-old posted a .355/.466/.639 slashline against right-handed pitchers this season.
Robinson was a non-roster invitee at Dodger Spring Training after signing as a free agent on Nov. 18, 2013 and was originally selected by Kansas City in the 25th round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft, appearing in four games with the Royals in 2012 (last: June 13, 2012 vs. Milwaukee) in his only Major League action.
Romak made his MLB debut with the Dodgers on May 28 and appeared in 15 games during his call-up.
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