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Jamie Romak called up to Dodgers with Carl Crawford on DL

The 28-year-old is poised to make his major league debut after 4,306 minor league plate appearances.


LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers officially placed outfielder Carl Crawford on the 15-day disabled list with a right ankle sprain on Wednesday, one day after he hurt his ankle chasing down a double in the left field corner. To take his place on the roster, the Dodgers purchased the contract of Jamie Romak from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Romak, 28, was hitting .272/.354/.578 with 13 home runs, 12 doubles and two triples in 48 games for the Isotopes this year. The right-hander has been hot in May, hitting .303/.376/.730 with 10 home runs in 25 games this month.

The Dodgers signed the London, Ontario, Canada native as a minor league free agent last Nov. 19. He was on the minor league side of camp during spring training, but played in five major league games in the Cactus League with the Dodgers, going 0-for-6 with a walk and two strikeouts.

His first game with the Dodgers will be his major league debut, after 1,069 games and 4,306 plate appearances in his 12 years in the minor leagues.

Romak will wear No. 35.

Originally drafted by the Braves in the fourth round in 2003, two rounds after Andre Ethier (by Oakland) and two rounds before the Dodgers selected Matt Kemp. Romak has spent time in the farm systems of the Braves, Pirates, Royals, Cardinals and now Dodgers.

Romak has started 27 games at third base for Albuquerque this year, nine more games at first base, and seven starts in right field, in addition to one game in reserve in left field. In his time in Triple-A since the beginning of 2012, Romak has played 90 games in right field, 70 games at first base, 40 games at third base and 23 games in left.

With Romak added, the Dodgers' 40-man roster is now full.