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Kyle Jensen outrighted by Dodgers to Triple-A Oklahoma City

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LOS ANGELES -- Outfielder and first baseman Kyle Jensen cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City, the Dodgers announced on Tuesday.

Jensen was designated for assignment on Friday, removing him from the 40-man roster. The Dodgers acquired Jensen from the Marlins on Nov. 17, and sent pitcher Craig Stem to Miami on Dec. 15 to complete the trade.

Jensen will get a non-roster invitation to Dodgers big league camp in spring training at Camelback Ranch.

Jensen, who turns 27 in May, hit .260/.331/.481 with 27 home runs and 29 doubles in 133 games for Triple-A New Orleans in 2014, playing 68 games at right field, 33 games at left field, and 16 games at first base. The right-hander in six minor league seasons is a .283/.366/.510 hitter against left-handed pitching.

Should Jensen ever get promoted to the big club, he will be the first Dodgers position player to bat right and throw left since Cody Ross in 2006. Jensen, who has yet to play a game in the major leagues, has one option year remaining.


In other news Tuesday involving players acquired then later designated for assignment by the Dodgers this offseason, catcher Ryan Lavarnway was claimed off waivers from the Cubs by the Orioles. Lavarnway's stay with the Dodgers lasted two weeks before getting claimed off waivers by Chicago on Friday; his stay with the Cubs lasted all of four days.

Lavarnway had been claimed by the Dodgers off waivers from the Red Sox on Dec. 5.