Dodgers recall Erisbel Arruebarrena, option Carlos Triunfel

Dodgers recall Erisbel Arruebarrena, option Carlos Triunfel
Dodgers shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena fields ground balls during a spring training practice session in March. (Mark Duncan / Associated Press)

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.