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Dodgers activate Kiké Hernandez from DL, option Austin Barnes to Triple-A

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LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers on Sunday activated utility man Kiké Hernandez from the disabled list before their series finale against the Diamondbacks, and optioned catcher Austin Barnes to Triple-A Oklahoma City, manager Dave Roberts said.

Hernandez starts in center field on Sunday against left-hander Patrick Corbin.

Hernandez missed 26 games with left rib cage inflammation, and was 3-for-24 (.125) with a double and three walks in six games on a minor league rehab assignment, two games each with rookie-level Arizona, Class-A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Tulsa.

During his rehab assignment, Hernandez played three games in center field, twice at second base and once as designated hitter.

On the season, Hernandez is hitting .189/.280/.346 with five home runs in 65 games, including .203/.329/.458 against left-handed pitching.

Barnes was 1-for-4 with a double in this stint in the majors, and is 3-for-23 with a double and three walks in 14 games with Los Angeles this season.

Arizona roster move

For a third straight day, the Diamondbacks have made a roster move. The team traded relief pitcher Tyler Clippard to the Yankees earlier in the morning, and recalled right-handed pitcher Evan Marshall from Triple-A Reno to take his place on the active roster and in the bullpen.