It’s not called handing off the baton when you’re giving the baton back to the same guy who just handed it to you, but that’s the strange game the Dodgers infielders are playing.
So please update, in pencil, your Dodgers roster thusly: Carlos Triunfel is back on and Erisbel Arruebarrena is off.
Triunfel had just been sent back to triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday after a fairly horrid fielding day, with Arruebarrena called up.
But on Sunday, before their game against the Rockies, the Dodgers placed Arruebarrena on the 15-day disabled list with a right hip flexor strain and returned Triunfel, hopefully not psychologically scarred by all of this, to the 25-man roster.
Arruebarrena played in two games during his brief stint, replacing hobbled shortstop Hanley Ramirez and going one for three with an RBI. Arruebarrena injured his hip running to first base. He is scheduled to have an MRI exam in Phoenix.
The move is retroactive to July 5.
Triunfel appeared in two games with Albuquerque since being sent back, going two for seven with three RBIs. He’s played in 10 games for the Dodgers this season, with two hits in 13 at-bats, though one of his hits was a homer.