LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers on Tuesday afternoon recalled infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena from Triple-A Albuquerque and optioned infielder Carlos Triunfel back to the Isotopes before the opener of their three-game series against the Padres at Dodger Stadium.
Arruebarrena was on the seven-day disabled list in Triple-A with right shoulder inflammation, retroactive to Aug. 10, and played the last three days on a rehab assignment in the Arizona rookie league, going 4-for-11 (.364) with two home runs and two doubles.
Arruebarrena starts at shortstop in his first game back, and manager Don Mattingly hinted that could be the case more often at least until Hanley Ramirez gets back, over Miguel Rojas, who has started eight of the last 11 games at the position.
"We like both guys. Miggy has shown he probably plays more second, short, and third. He definitely gives you a different package," Mattingly said. "Arruebarrena has been really good at shortstop, and we feel like that's his best spot, and he has a chance to be good offensively."
In his earlier stint with the Dodgers, Arruebarrena was 5-for-16 (.313) with a double and a walk, and played eight games at shortstop, including four starts. With the Isotopes, Arruebarena hit .333/.400/.452 in 26 games.
Triunfel continues his shuttle back and forth between Los Angeles and Albuquerque. In his fifth stint with the club, which lasted all of two games, Triunfel was 0-for-1. On the season with the Dodgers he is 2-for-15 with a home run and a walk.
With Albuquerque, Triunfel hit .219/.251/.317 in 79 games.
San Diego roster move
The Padres purchased the contract of southpaw Frank Garces from Double-A San Antonio, and optioned pitcher Jesse Hahn to San Antonio. To make room on the 40-man roster for Garces, infielder Brooks Conrad was designated for assignment.
Wednesday night's game against the Padres will be broadcast on SportsNet LA, but will also be available on ESPN, with Jon Sciambi, Rick Sutcliffe and Pedro Gomez on the call. The ESPN broadcast is a full national telecast, meaning it will not be blacked out in each team's local market.