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Dodgers News: Franklin Gutierrez Activated, Van Slyke Optioned

Apr 4, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Franklin Gutierrez (28) hits a single against the San Diego Padres in the fourth inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers have officially activated outfielder Franklin Gutierrez.

To make room for Gutierrez on the 25-man roster, the Dodgers have optioned the struggling Scott Van Slyke.

Franklin Gutierrez participated in two rehab games for the Dodgers’ high-A affiliate, the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.

Gutierrez only had 13 at-bats as a Dodger this season before he was placed on the disabled list, posting a .231 average without any home runs or RBIs.

This transaction means that Cody Bellinger is guaranteed a few more games on the major league club before the team has to make another decision when Joc Pederson returns from the disabled list.

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Written by Trevor Vernola

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  1. Poor Scott. It’s a tough world but it’s been obvious since Spring Training that his days were numbered (and that’s before the super nova of Bellinger.

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