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Rob Segedin earns trip to Freeway Series

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Rob Segedin is in the lineup again on Wednesday against Cleveland, and has been in the lineup every day the Dodgers have had a game this spring. He has been a pleasant surprise for the Dodgers in camp, and one of two non-roster invitees remaining to earn a trip to the Freeway Series, along with utility infielder Charlie Culberson.

Segedin, acquired from the Yankees on January 12 for infielder Ronald Torreyes and pitcher Scott Olson, is hitting .264/.328/.556 in Cactus League play with four home runs and 12 RBI.

"He has opened our eyes. He has ability to catch the ball at third and at first, to have right-handed power. He runs well, moves well. he just loves to play the game. He's one of the first guys in here all camp long. He's routine-oriented and the guys like him," Roberts said on Sunday. "I don't see him breaking camp with us as far as making the opening day roster, but I do see him helping us this year."

Segedin, 27, has played 46 innings at first base this spring, and led the team with 55 innings at third base. In his six minor league seasons he has played more than half of his career games (458) at third base (265).

The Freeway Series will mark a first for Segedin.

"I've never played in a big league stadium. It will be pretty exciting for me," he revealed.

Segedin didn't think he would last this long in camp.

"Originally I honestly didn't think I would stick around as long as I have. I felt I played well both offensively and defensively," Segedin said Wednesday. "Hopefully these last four games I can continue to improve, and show these guys if they need me throughout the year I'll be ready to go."