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Dodgers call up Chris Heisey, designate Daniel Coulombe for assignment

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers added to their September roster on Sunday, calling up Chris Heisey from Triple-A Oklahoma City before their series finale against the Padres in San Diego.

To make room for Heisey on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers designated Daniel Coulombe for assignment.

Heisey was reacquired by the Dodgers on Aug. 31 from the Blue Jays in a minor league trade for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The outfielder spent the first four months of the season with the Dodgers before getting designated for assignment to make roster room after the Dodgers' three-team, 13-player trade with the Marlins and Braves on July 30. Heisey was released on Aug. 7.

If anything, Heisey gives the Dodgers another outfielder other than Joc Pederson who can play center field well.

Heisey, 30, was 4-for-26 (.154) with eight walks (.353 on-base percentage) in 17 games in multiple stints with the Dodgers this season, and made starts at all three outfield positions.

Coulombe was back-and-forth between Triple-A and the majors several times in 2015, getting optioned to the minors six different times during the season. In five relief appearances, the 25-year-old left-hander allowed seven runs on nine hits in 8⅓ innings, with seven strikeouts and six walks.

In 38 appearances with Oklahoma City, Coulombe was 3-1 with a 3.27 ERA and one save, with 41 strikeouts and 24 walks in 41⅓ innings. Between the majors and minors this season, left-handed batters hit .262 (16-for-61) against Coulombe, but he had more walks (14) than strikeouts (13) and allowed same-handed batters a .403 on-base percentage in 2015.

The Dodgers have 34 players on their active roster, including 17 pitchers.