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Dodgers News: David Freese Activated, Kyle Garlick and Edwin Rios Optioned

As the team heads into the All-Star break, they hit us with a couple roster moves.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 28: David Freese #25 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of game five of the 2018 World Series against the Boston Red Sox on October 28, 2018 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)

David Freese’s stint on the IL has finally come to an end as the Dodgers activated the infielder on Monday morning.

As a result of the move, both Kyle Garlick and Edwin Ríos have been optioned to Oklahoma City.

Freese proved to be an important piece to the Dodgers before suffering a left hamstring strain in late June. Appearing in only 56 games, he’s batting .308 with 8 home runs and a .999 OPS.

While somewhat short, Rios’ time with the team was impressive. He recorded his first career MLB hit on June 29 against the Colorado Rockies and finished his first stint batting .267 with a .421 OBP in 8 games.

Garlick, who’s name has become more familiar to Dodgers fans thanks to his extended time with the team this year, played in 25 games while batting .216 and recording 2 home runs — including one off of Madison Bumgarner —  with 4 RBI.

Written by Kellan Grant

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  1. Garlick and Rios were going to be the first 2 to go. And even if Beatty is next; LA is giving him a real pat on the back by keeping him a couple more days. He really shined bright for his short stint with the big club. A few extra days of MLB pay is nothing to sneeze at. He will be back soon.

  2. I think Beaty will end up being trade bait. Rios and Garlick have no trade value. They needed room for Seager and Freese. The only other move they will need to make is a pitching spot for Scott Alexander. In that case Rosscup will be optioned.

    • If the Dodgers trade Beatty they are stupid. That kid is a hitting machine. I can’t believe “Dave” does not use him more often than he does.

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