RANCHO CUCAMONGA -- Erisbel Arruebarrena won't be earning major league service time when he inevitably serves his upcoming suspension. The Dodgers on Sunday activated the shortstop and immediately optioned him to Class-A Rancho Cucamonga.
Arruebarrena was at the center of the storm with Triple-A Albuquerque over the weekend in Reno. He pimped a home run that gave the Isotopes an 11-0 lead on Friday, taking more than 30 seconds to round the bases. Then on Saturday he struck out in his first at-bat, but was upset that he was thrown at and shoved Aces catcher Blake Lalli.
Benches emptied in a massive brawl that resulted in 10 ejections, including Arruebarrena.
Arruebarrena was placed on the 15-day disabled list on July 6 with a right hip flexor strain. He was 0-for-7 in two rehab games with rookie-level Arizona League on Wednesday and Thursday before moving to the Isotopes on Friday. Arruebarrena was 1-for-4 with that home run in two rehab games with the Isotopes.
Arruebarrena is batting second and playing shortstop for Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday night against High Desert.
To make room for Arruebarrena on the roster, the Quakes sent infielder Delvis Morales to Class-A Great Lakes.