With Carl Crawford’s return from the disabled list, the Los Angeles Dodgers were forced to clear a spot on the roster, which resulted in Clint Robinson being designated for assignment.
It was the only course of action the Dodgers could take with Robinson, who was out of options. After clearing waivers, Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports Robinson will remain with the Dodgers and re-join Triple-A Albuquerque:
Source: #Dodgers Clint Robinson will accept outright assignment to AAA instead of electing free agency.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) July 16, 2014
After being called up on June 25, Robinson went 3-for-9 with two RBIs in nine games with the Dodgers. The 29-year-old rookie’s biggest moment came when he delivered a go-ahead pinch-hit RBI single to give the Dodgers a 1-0 win on June 30 against the Cleveland Indians. It was Robinson’s first career major-league hit.
In joining the Dodgers this season, it was Robinson’s second stint in the Majors. He previously played for the Kansas City Royals in 2012. Robinson time with the Royals only last four games and he didn’t record a hit in four at-bats.
After leaving the Royals organization, Robinson spent the 2013 season with the Toronto Blue Jays Double-A and Triple-A affiliates. The first baseman hit well for the Dodgers during Spring Training in his first year with the organization, which earned him a spot on the Isotopes roster.
Robinson spoke of what he learned during his first time in the Majors and how he believed it prepared him for more opportunities down the line.
This season with Triple-A Albuquerque, Robinson is batting .309 with 14 home runs and 56 RBIs over 77 games played. His time with the Isotopes also gave him a firsthand experience in the altercation between Alex Guerrero and Miguel Olivo.
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