Dodgers call up Miguel Olivo, send Tim Federowicz down
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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