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2014 Dodgers review: Clint Robinson

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The journeyman first baseman found his way to Los Angeles in 2014 and picked up his first major league hit and RBI with the Dodgers.

What went right

The first baseman hit well in Triple-A Albuquerque, hitting .312/.401/.534 with 18 home runs and 31 doubles in 119 games.

The burly left-hander made it back to the majors for a second time in 2014, and picked up his first major league hit on June 30 against the Indians.

Robinson was 3-for-9 (.333) with a walk, one of only 44 Dodgers in franchise history with a .400 on-base percentage (minimum 10 plate appearances).

All three of Robinson's hits were as a pinch hitter, and his .500 batting average (3-for-6) as a pinch hitter is tied for the best by a Dodger dating back to at least 1914 (minimum five PA).

What went wrong

Robinson's stint with the Dodgers lasted barely two weeks, as he was designated for assignment on July 10, and later outrighted to the minors.

2014 particulars

Age: 29

Salary: unknown

Game of the year

Robinson's first major league hit came in the seventh inning on June 30 against eventual American League Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber. It was an RBI single, also Robinson's first major league run batted in, scoring the only run in a 1-0 Dodgers victory.

Roster status

At the end of the year, Robinson became a minor league free agent.