Many expected the Los Angeles Dodgers to make a move on Thursday after it was said that Hanley Ramirez was possibly heading to the disabled list.
The Dodgers did make a move on Thursday, but not the one that was expected. They optioned infielder Carlos Triunfel to the Albuquerque Isotopes and recalled infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena.
Triunfel started at shortstop in Wednesday’s game and made an error, along with whiffing on a potential out at second base on a throw from catcher A.J. Ellis. He was called up to provide some defensive help off the bench.
On the season, Triunfel is hitting .154 with a home run and an RBI, but has yet to record a hit after starting out 2-for-2. He has participated in 10 games, starting four of them at shortstop after Ramirez missed time with various injuries.
For more on the move, read the Dodgers press release below:
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today recalled infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena from Triple-A Albuquerque and optioned infielder Carlos Triunfel to Triple-A.
Arruebarrena went 4-for-13 (.308) with a double and an RBI in six games during his first call-up with the Dodgers before he was optioned to Albuquerque on June 5. After going 0-for-9 in his first two games with the Isotopes, the 24-year-old has hit safely in 17 of his last 18 games, batting .410 (25-for-61) with three doubles, two triples and eight RBI. Overall, he batted .357 (25-for-70) with a .410 on-base percentage in 20 games with Albuquerque.
Triunfel appeared in three games during his most recent call-up and has played in 10 games with the Dodgers this season.
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