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Will Venable sent outright again to Triple-A Oklahoma City

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LOS ANGELES -- For the second time in less than a month, Dodgers outfielder Will Venable cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A. He's starting in left field and batting sixth for Oklahoma City on Thursday night in Reno.

Venable had the right to refuse the assignment and become a free agent, as infielder Cole Figueroa did this week, but he instead will report to Oklahoma City.

Venable, who was designated for assignment last Thursday, was also designated for assignment on June 24, and previously sent outright to Triple-A one day later. In his three days earlier with Oklahoma City, Venable appeared in one game as a reserve, going 1-for-1 with a single while playing two innings in right field.

The Dodgers signed the 33-year-old Venable to a one-year major league deal on June 14, and in 12 games over two stints with the big league club to date is 1-for-18 (.056) with a double, a hit by pitch and five strikeouts. He started two games in right field and one game in left.