Dodgers claim Carlos Triunfel off waivers from Mariners

Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

The 24-year-old shortstop will open the season in Triple-A.

SAN DIEGO -- The Dodgers on Wednesday claimed infielder Carlos Triunfel off outright waivers from the Seattle Mariners, and optioned him to Triple-A Albuquerque before their series finale against the Padres at Petco Park.

The 24-year-old Dominican infielder hit .282/.328/.394 with five home runs in 100 games in Triple-A Tacoma, his second straight full season with the Rainiers. He has played mostly shortstop in his seven minor league seasons, with 619 of his 699 games in the field at the position, plus has mixed in 77 games at second base and three more at third base.

Triunfel played 50 games in the Class-A California League at age 17, and was ranked the No. 62 prospect in baseball prior to the 2008 season by Baseball America, and the No. 89 prospect prior to 2009.

His time in the major leagues has been brief, hitting just .167/.188/.212 (11-for-66) with three doubles in 27 games with the Mariners.

Triunfel was designated for assignment by Seattle on Friday, removing him from their 40-man roster.

With the addition of Triunfel, the Dodgers' 40-man roster is now full.

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