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Dodgers promote Hector Olivera to Triple-A Oklahoma City

Photo: David Hood | True Blue LA

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers on Friday promoted Cuban infielder Hector Olivera to Triple-A Oklahoma City after eight days in Double-A Tulsa.

Olivera will reportedly make his Oklahoma City debut on Saturday, per Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register.

Oklahoma City hosts the Nashville Sounds (Athletics) this weekend, and Olivera's first Triple-A pitcher faced will be right-hander Zach Neal.

Olivera was 7-for-22 (.318) with a home run, six RBI and three walks in six games for the Drillers, including 2-for-4 in Thursday night's nationally televised game against Northwest Arkansas. Olivera started off 1-for-10 with Tulsa but was 6-for-12 in his last three games.

The 30-year-old played four games at third base in Double-A and two games at second base.

The Dodgers signed Olivera to a six-year, $62.5 million contract on May 19, and at the time he estimated it would take three to four weeks before he was ready to make his major league debut.

"Seeing him in game action will be very telling. We'll kind of go off those cues and figure out the right time when to advance him along," Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said in May. "We feel very confident he's going to come up at some point this year and help us win games."