The Los Angeles Dodgers lost a large piece in their infield last week when Juan Uribe went down with a hamstring injury.
Uribe’s absence follows Hanley Ramirez’s disabled list stint and pushes Justin Turner into a starting role in a move that weakens the Dodgers bench. Miguel Rojas has taken over at shortstop for the team with Ramirez out. Carlos Triunfel was recalled for Uribe last week, but his tenure is short.
Via their official Twitter account, the team announced today that Triunfel will no longer be in Los Angeles:
The Dodgers have optioned INF Carlos Triunfel to Triple-A Albuqeruque and recalled INF Erisbel Arruebarrena.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 19, 2014
Triunfel will rejoin the Isotopes, where he has spent a majority of the season, after one at-bat in his short sting with the Dodgers. This season, Triunfel notched just two hits in 15 at-bats and those two hits came in his first two attempts.
Arruebarrena is back in the big leagues after missing about six weeks with an injury and rehab stint. The slick-fielding shortstop went down with a right hip flexor strain back in early July. Upon his return to the field with the Isotopes, Arruebarrena was the catalyst in a huge brawl that ended in multiple suspensions. Following the incident, the 24-year-old moved within the farm system in order to get back into playing shape.
Manager Don Mattingly will now have another shortstop on the roster to play until Hanley Ramirez is set to return later this week. He could decide to play Arruebarrena at shortstop and possibly move Rojas to third if needed. With Turner, Arruebarrena, Rojas and Darwin Barney, the Dodgers now have an influx of versatility available in the infield.
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