Dodgers recall Erisbel Arruebarrena, option Carlos Triunfel

The Dodgers call up shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena on Tuesday

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.

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