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Dodgers acquire Kyle Jensen from Marlins for PTBNL or cash

Jensen hit 27 home runs for Triple-A New Orleans in 2014, tied for fourth in the Pacific Coast League.


LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers added some right-handed power depth to the organization on Monday night with the acquisition of outfielder and first baseman Kyle Jensen from the Marlins for a player to be named later or cash.

Jensen, who will be 27 in May, hit .260/.331/.481 with 27 home runs in 133 games for Triple-A New Orleans, mostly splitting time between right and left field, but also played 16 games at first base, his first time at the position since 2009. He has played 21 career minor league games at first base.

The Marlins drafted Jensen in the 12th round in 2009, and in six minor league seasons has hit .262/.343/.478, including averaging 27 home runs, 26 doubles and 55 walks per season during the last four years. Jensen is a career .283/.366/.510 hitter against left-handed pitching.

Jensen has one option year remaining, having used options in 2013 and 2014 with Miami.

Here is a shot of Jensen hitting his second home run of the game on July 17 in Omaha, one of four multi-homer games for Jensen in 2014.

The move is a depth move if anything, giving someone in Triple-A Oklahoma City the Dodgers might call up in a pinch even with the current outfield depth on the major league roster. Oklahoma City needs outfielders too, with 2014 primary outfielders Mike Baxter and Tryavon Robinson now free agents, along with major league call-ups Jamie Romak, Clint Robinson and Roger Bernadina.

The Dodgers now have 37 players on the 40-man roster.