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Dodgers call up Miguel Olivo, send Tim Federowicz down

Miguel Olivo (30) of Albuquerque congratulates Nick Buss after Buss' homer against the Tacoma Rainiers.
Miguel Olivo (30) of Albuquerque congratulates Nick Buss after Buss’ homer against the Tacoma Rainiers.
(Roberto E. Rosales / Associated Press)

The Dodgers admitted the obvious Wednesday -- mainly that their catchers aren’t hitting -- by selecting the contract of Miguel Olivo from Triple-A Albuquerque and sending struggling Tim Federowicz back to the minors.

Federowicz was hitting .109 in 46 at-bats, which isn’t all that bad when you consider the three catchers the Dodgers have used this season are hitting a combined .143 with one run batted in.

Olivo, a 10-year major league veteran, was hitting a team-high .390 with four homers and a team-leading 18 RBIs at Albuquerque. He has a .241 lifetime big-league average.

To make room for Olivo on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers moved right-hander Chad Billingsley to the 60-day disabled list.


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