LOS ANGELES — Now that the season is over for Oklahoma City, the Dodgers on Monday will recall infielder Micah Johnson from Triple-A before their series opener with the Giants.
Johnson is expected to arrive at some point before game time.
Oklahoma City reached the Pacific Coast League Championship Series, but lost in four games to El Paso, eliminated on Saturday night.
Johnson, acquired from the White Sox in the three-team Todd Frazier trade with the Reds in December, hit .261/.321/.356 in 120 games for Oklahoma City in 2016, with 26 steals in 37 attempts. He only played second base as a professional before this year, but with OKC has also started 20 games in left field, 14 games in center field and two more at third base.
Johnson ended the season on a 13-game hitting streak including all nine games of the playoffs. During Oklahoma City’s postseason run, Johnson was 15-for-40 (.375) with 10 runs scored and four walks.
“He had a great postseason. We'll use him off the bench as a speed guy who can steal a base, maybe a bat off the bench,” manager Dave Roberts said on Monday. “It's rewarding a young man who performed.”
He played in two games for the Dodgers in April, both in reserve against the Giants, going 0-for-3.
Johnson will wear No. 17 in this stint with the Dodgers, after wearing No. 11 in April.
The addition of Johnson gives the Dodgers 36 players on the active roster, including 17 position players.
The only player left on the 40-man who is not either on the disabled list or active roster is infielder Chris Taylor. The Dodgers plan to activate pitcher Alex Wood from the 60-day disabled list on Tuesday, and will need to make a corresponding move to make room on the 40-man roster.