The Los Angeles Dodgers surplus of infielders in the organization paid dividends this season as multiple starters have been lost to injury.
One of the infielders that primarily played in the Minors but has also seen time with the Dodgers is Carlos Triunfel. The Dodgers claimed Triunfel off waivers in April, added him to the 40-man roster and immediately sent him to Triple-A Albuquerque.
On Monday, the Dodgers designated Triunfel for assignment as part of their moves when active rosters expanded. According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Triunfel cleared waivers and will re-join the Isotopes:
Carlos Triunfel cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) September 5, 2014
Triunfel’s first opportunity with the Dodgers came when he was recalled April 27. However, he didn’t appear in any games and was sent back to the Minors two days later. In various stints with the Dodgers, Triunfel has played in 12 games and hit .133 in 15 at-bats.
While Triunfel struggled at the plate with the Dodgers, albeit in limited opportunities, he had better success with the bat in the Minor League ranks. Triunfel played 89 games with the Isotopes, hit .223 and collected 40 RBIs.
Although it was unlikely Triunfel would obtain a large role with the Dodgers, the chance of that occurring was further diminished by the emergences of Erisbel Arruebarrena, Miguel Rojas and Justin Turner.
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