KANSAS CITY -- The Dodgers on Wednesday made a move to switch up the composition of their bench, promoting left-handed first baseman Clint Robinson from Triple-A Albuquerque and designating right-handed corner man Jamie Romak for assignment.
Robinson was signed to a minor league contract by the Dodgers in November and was a non-roster invitee in big league camp in spring training. The 29-year-old was hitting .309/.402/.553 with 14 home runs and 17 doubles in 77 games.
Robinson was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in 2012 with the Royals, his only other stint in the major leagues. He will wear No. 41 with the Dodgers.
Romak saw his first taste of the major leagues after 12 years in the minors. The 28-year-old was hitting .272/.354/.578 with 13 home runs and 12 doubles in 48 games with the Isotopes when he was called up. With the Dodgers he was 1-for-21 with two walks and eight strikeouts in 15 games. His one hit was a two-run double in Colorado on June 8.
With the Dodgers, Romak played three games in right field, including two starts, and started once each at first base and third base. He was used nine times as a pinch hitter and was 0-for-8 with a walk.