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Dodgers Roster: LA Promotes One-Time All-Star Jake Lamb from Triple-A; Places Zach McKinstry on Injured List

The Dodgers shuffled the deck a bit before first pitch for the middle game of their three-game series in Colorado. It’s no secret that LA has struggled with their bench depth lately, and in order to address that issue, they’re bringing up longtime Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb from Triple-A.

The Athletic’s Fabian Ardaya was one of the first to report the news.

As Ardaya notes, Lamb did have an opt-out coming up in his minor league contract and it appears the Dodgers, in addition to wanting a MLB veteran on the roster, didn’t want to lose the one-time All-Star. 

Lamb has racked up impressive offensive numbers in 61 games with the OKC Dodgers. He owns a .290/.395/.537 slash line and has belted 15 home runs in 276 plate appearances. The 31-year-old has primarily appeared at first base and designated hitter for OKC.

LA is hoping that he can provide some punch off the bench for a batting order that’s been up-and-down over the last couple of weeks.

In a corresponding roster move, the Dodgers placed Zach McKinstry on the injured list. 

Unfortunately for McKinstry, this has been another season that seen him spend the bulk of his time in the minors and battle injuries when on the major league roster. 

The utility man has just seven plate appearances with the Dodgers this season, but does own a .879 OPS across 46 games in Triple-A.

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