Some fans were angry when Trayce Thompson didn’t make the Opening Day roster. Less than two weeks later, he’s back.
Franklin Gutierrez is placed on the 10-day disabled list with a hamstring injury. Thompson is recalled to fill his spot.
The Dodgers have placed Franklin Gutierrez on the 10-day DL (left hamstring strain) and recalled Trayce Thompson from Triple-A
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) April 12, 2017
Gutierrez was hitting .231 in 13 at-bats. To this point, he’s been used as a platoon partner with Andrew Toles.
Dave Roberts said he saw benefit in Trayce Thompson going to the minors, citing consistent playing time. Thompson appeared in 80 games last season for Los Angeles, slashing .225/.302/.436 in 236 at-bats. He season ended early due to multiple back fractures.