LOS ANGELES -- New Dodgers infielder Chris Taylor reported to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday, three days after the shortstop was acquired from Seattle in a trade for pitcher Zach Lee.
Taylor had 72 hours to report, which is why the club didn't announce a decision on his destination at the time of the trade. The infielder was with Triple-A Tacoma at the time of the trade, hitting .312/.387/.457 with 19 doubles, four triples and three home runs in 63 games.
In his brief major league stint this season with the Mariners, Taylor was 1-for-3 in two games. In parts of three years with the Mariners, Taylor hit .240/.296/.296 in 86 games and 256 plate appearances.
The 25-year-old gives the Dodgers more infield depth on the 40-man roster, joining Charlie Culberson and Zach Walters as shortstop-capable infielders in Oklahoma City, in addition to Corey Seager and Kiké Hernandez in Los Angeles.
In other Triple-A transactions on Wednesday, outfielder Antoan Richardson was released, infielder Brandon Hicks was placed on the seven-day disabled list, and Carlos Frias rejoined Oklahoma City after getting optioned on Tuesday.
Brandon McCarthy starts Wednesday night for Oklahoma City, and is expected to pitch four innings in his third rehab start.