The Dodgers have lost out on infielder Travis Blankenhorn this week. Los Angeles placed him on waivers earlier this week when they added right-handed pitcher Nate Jones to the roster before the Giants series.
Blankenhorn was claimed off of waivers from the Minnesota Twins earlier this month to add to their depth. The recent signings of Albert Pujols and Yoshi Tsutsugo sort of made him an uneccesary addition to the 40-man roster. As a result, he was designated for assignment.
Blankenhorn appeared in just 3 games for the Oklahoma City Dodgers at the Triple-A level. He went hitless in his 3 at-bats, so his time in the organization was incredibly brief. He was claimed by the Mariners and joined up with their Triple-A team.
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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts revealed this Sunday that outfielder Mookie Betts is dealing with some shoulder soreness. The superstar outfielder had to sit out 2 games this weekend against the Giants, though Saturday was a scheduled rest day for Betts. He is expected to be back in the lineup in Houston starting Tuesday.
The Dodgers could be closing in on getting RHP Tony Gonsolin back into their rotation. Out since Opening Day with a shoulder issue, Gonsolin threw 3 innings at Triple-A on Sunday afternoon. He could potentially rejoin the team during the first 2 weeks of June.