DENVER -- The Dodgers made a roster move involving shortstops before their series against the Rockies on Thursday, but it didn't involve Hanley Ramirez, who is starting the series opener. The Dodgers recalled shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena from Triple-A Albuquerque, and optioned Carlos Triunfel back to the Isotopes.
Arruebarrena, signed to a five-year, $25 million contract in February, played six games in May and June in his first major league stint. He was 4-for-13 (.308) with a double and a walk at the plate, and started four games at shortstop.
Arruebarrena hit .357/.410/.457 in 20 games in Triple-A Albuquerque, including a 12-game hitting streak. In addition to 16 starts at shortstop with the Isotopes, Arruebarrena started three games at second base and another at third.
"While he was here Ned [Colletti, general manager] wanted us to get him some work at second and get him some work at third. We feel pretty comfortable with him at short," manager Don Mattingly said on June 20. "It gives him some value to us at this point being able to play a couple other spots."
Triunfel started at shortstop yesterday but made an error and a few other misplays in the field. He was 2-for-13 with a home run in 10 games with the Dodgers.