Dodgers option Erisbel Arruebarrena to Triple-A Albuquerque; Select contract of Miguel Rojas
RHP Chris Withrow transferred to 60-day disabled list
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers today optioned infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena to Triple-A Albuquerque and selected the contract of infielder Miguel Rojas from Triple-A Albuquerque. To make room on the 40-man roster, the club transferred right-handed pitcher Chris Withrow to the 60-day disabled list.
In 51 games at Albuquerque this season, Rojas is batting .302 with four home runs, nine doubles and 13 RBI, appearing in games at shortstop (23), third base (16) and second base (8). Rojas has been on a power surge of late, with all four of his home runs coming during his active eight-game hitting streak (.412, 14-for-34) that preceded his call-up. The Venezuela native also played in 24 games for Los Angeles as a non-roster invitee in its 2014 Spring Training slate and batted .387 with a .441 on-base percentage after he was signed by the Dodgers as a free agent on November 13, 2012. Rojas, who will be making his Major League debut, has played in nine professional seasons after originally signing with Cincinnati in 2005.
Arruebarrena appeared in six games for the Dodgers after the club selected his contract on May 21, batting .308 (4-for-13) with a double and one RBI.