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Rob Segedin gets called up to Dodgers, will make MLB debut

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After 2,331 plate appearances in seven minor league seasons, Rob Segedin makes his major league debut.

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Rob Segedin, earlier this year in spring training
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LOS ANGELES -- Rob Segedin finally got the call to the big leagues. The Dodgers called up the corner man from Triple-A Oklahoma City, and the 27-year-old right-hander will make his major league debut starting in left field on Sunday against David Price and the Red Sox.

The Dodgers optioned infielder Chris Taylor to Oklahoma City and, to make room on the 40-man roster transferred Trayce Thompson to the 60-day disabled list.

Segedin hit .319/.392/.598 in 103 games for Oklahoma City this season, making the Pacific Coast League All-Star team while leading OKC in hits (119), home runs (21), doubles (23), triples (nine), runs scored (71), RBI (69) and walks (40).

The Dodgers acquired Segedin from the Yankees in January for infielder Ronald Torreyes and pitcher Tyler Olson, and Segedin impressed as a non-roster invitee in spring training.

In addition to 56 starts at third base and 31 starts at first base this season for Oklahoma City, Segedin mixed in five starts in left field in the last three weeks.

Against left-handed pitchers, the right-handed Segedin this season hit .354/.426/.626 this year and .315/.401/.490 in the last three seasons, the latter a mix between Double-A and Triple-A.

Segedin, wearing No. 25, bats eighth on Sunday.

Chris Taylor was 11-for-48 with five extra-base hits in 24 games with the Dodgers, hitting .229/.288/.417. He started five games at second base, three games at shortstop and twice at third base.

The move for Thompson is more procedural than anything, with manager Dave Roberts telling reporters Saturday the outfielder wouldn’t rejoin the team until September anyway. Thompson last played on July 10, so the earliest date he could be activated from the 60-day DL is Sept 9.