LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers on Wednesday optioned Kyle Farmer to Triple-A Oklahoma City to make room for the activation of Cody Bellinger from the 10-day disabled list.
Wednesday was the first day Bellinger was eligible to return to the active roster.
Farmer has appeared in 12 games with the Dodgers this season, going 4-for-12 (.333), including a two-run walk-off double on July 30 in his major league debut to beat the Giants.
A catcher by trade who has also played third base and briefly at second base and shortstop in Triple-A this season, Farmer has yet to catch in the majors. His 12 appearances have included 11 pinch-hit appearances plus one game with two defensive innings in reserve at third base.
Bellinger missed nine games after suffering a mild right ankle sprain on Aug. 19 against the Tigers, and the Dodgers lost five of those nine games in his absence. On the season, the Dodgers are an absurd 76-21 (.784) in games Bellinger starts, and 15-18 (.455) when he doesn’t.