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2015 Dodgers review: Kyle Jensen

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Outfield and first baseman Kyle Jensen spent about a month on the Dodgers' 40-man roster, then spent the whole 2015 season in Triple-A Oklahoma City.

What went right

The Dodgers acquired he right-handed hitter from the Marlins on Nov. 17, 2014 for a player to be named later, who blossomed into Craig Stem four weeks later.

Jensen hit .259/.314/.484 with 28 doubles for Oklahoma City, and led the team in both home runs (20) and RBI (71). He played on the corners, starting 63 games in right field, 22 games at first base, and 12 games in left field in Triple-A in 2015.

He slugged .557 against left-handed pitchers, with more than half (26) of his extra-base hits (51) against southpaws despite only 180 plate appearances against lefties compared to 276 PA against right-handed pitchers.

Jensen hit .338/.386/.623 with five home runs in 24 games in July.

What went wrong

He was designated for assignment on Dec. 19 to make room for another member on the roster churn gang, Ryan Lavarnway. Jensen cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A on Dec. 23, 2014.

He was invited to spring training as a non-roster invitee.

Jensen never got the call to the big leagues in 2015.

2015 particulars

Age: 27

Stats: .259/.314/.484, 20 HR, 28 doubles in 128 games in Triple-A.

Salary: n/a

Game of the year

Jensen was 3-for-4 with a home run, a triple and four RBI in a 9-7 win for Oklahoma City at El Paso on Aug. 27. The triple came with the bases loaded in the fifth inning, highlighting a six-run inning for OKC.

Roster status

Jensen became a minor league free agent after the season, and signed a minor league contract with the Diamondbacks on Nov. 7.