Shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena was called up Tuesday from the minor leagues by the Dodgers, who optioned infielder Carlos Triunfel to triple-A Albuquerque.
This will be the 24-year-old Arruebarrena’s third time in the major leagues this season. Arruebarrena, who signed a $25-million deal with the Dodgers in the spring, was five for 16 with two runs batted in in his two previous call-ups.
Arruebarrena most recently played for the Dodgers’ rookie-league affiliate in Arizona as he recovered from a sore right shoulder.
Arruebarrena made unwanted headlines last month, when he started a violent bench-clearing brawl in a game with triple-A Albuquerque and subsequently drew a five-game suspension. Arruebarrena was on the major league disabled list at the time and is believed to be the first player to ever draw a suspension while on a minor-league rehabilitation assignment.
Arruebarrena will provide the Dodgers with depth at shortstop at a time when Hanley Ramirez is on the disabled list with a strained side muscle.