LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers on Thursday activated Rob Segedin from the paternity list, after he missed Wednesday’s game to be with his wife and newborn son.
Segedin’s wife Robin gave birth to their first child, Robinson, born at 11:36 p.m. PT on Tuesday night in Los Angeles.
That came after Segedin’s second home run in as many days. He hit his first major league home run on Monday in Cincinnati. In 15 games in the majors this season, his first stint in the big leagues, Segedin is hitting .286/.325/.486 with two home runs and 12 RBI in 40 plate appearances.
He starts in right field on Thursday night against left-handed pitcher Matt Moore.
Other right-handed bats in the lineup include Charlie Culberson at second base and Kiké Hernandez in center field, with left-handed batters Chase Utley and Joc Pederson sitting, as they did Tuesday night against southpaw Madison Bumgarner.
The Dodgers have not announced the corresponding roster move for Segedin returning, but with A.J. Ellis traded Segedin just takes his active roster spot.
But with Ellis gone and Carlos Ruiz not yet in Los Angeles, the Dodgers at the moment don’t have a backup catcher for Thursday night, though that will change before game time.