The Dodgers on Tuesday recalled outfielder Luke Raley, who has been with the team since Saturday in Anaheim. He takes the active roster spot of catcher Keibert Ruiz, who was optioned to Triple-A on Monday’s off day.
Raley was brought back from Oklahoma City as a precaution after AJ Pollock strained his left hamstring on Friday night against the Angels. Pollock’s condition improved over the weekend and was scheduled to get treatment at Dodger Stadium on Monday. It’s unclear if Pollock will be placed on the injured list, but could be relatively limited if active.
Injured list stints can be backdated up to three days.
Adding Raley gives the Dodgers bench three players with outfield experience, along with Matt Beaty and DJ Peters.
Raley this season has seven hits in 34 at-bats, hitting .206/.308/.324 with a double, two walks, and his first major league home run, hit in San Diego in April 16 against Dan Altavilla. Raley in the majors this year has started four games each in right field and left field.
Optioned to the minors before the Dodgers’ road trip, Raley rejoined them for one game in Chicago as the 27th active player for last Tuesday’s doubleheader, but he did not play. Raley started the first two games of Triple-A Oklahoma City’s season in right field, going 3-for-8 with a home run before joining the Dodgers in Anaheim.