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Dodgers Recall Chris Heisey And Designate Sergio Santos For Assignment

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

With news of the Atlanta Braves and Los Angles Dodgers having agreed to a six-player trade Tuesday evening, many awaited word of the deal being made official Wednesday. Prior to that, the Los Angeles Dodgers made another roster move by recalling outfielder Chris Heisey from Triple-A Oklahoma City and designating relief pitcher Sergio Santos for assignment.

Heisey’s call-up is the third this season and he’s appeared in three games with the Dodgers, two of which were starts, over his brief stints in the Majors. He’s batting .200/.600/.200 with one hit and five walks in 10 plate appearances.

With the OKC Dodgers Heisey has fared slightly better at the plate. In 28 games (113 plate appearances), he’s slashing .234/.354/.574 with 10 home runs, two doubles and 19 RBIs. While he’s capable of playing all three outfield positions, he’s only been stationed in center field.

Santos joined the Dodgers April 24 somewhat unexpectedly. The Dodgers had recently acquired reliever Xavier Cedeno, who was expected to take a spot on the active roster. That instead went to Santos when an unnamed reliever at the time — revealed later to be Joel Peralta — was battling an injury.

Peralta was eventually placed on the disabled list and Santos was the right-hander to replace him. The roster move also prevented the Dodgers from potentially losing Santos as his Minor-League contract held a May 1 opt-out clause.

The former shortstop prospect has appeared in 12 games with the Dodgers this season. He has 15 strikeouts in 13.1 innings, including a four-strikeout inning, a 4.73 ERA, 4.41 FIP and 1.50 WHIP.

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Written by Matthew Moreno

Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

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