Dodgers add Jake Marisnick, activate Chris Taylor

July 14th, 2023

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers added outfielder Jake Marisnick and activated outfielder/infielder Chris Taylor from the injured list and optioned outfielder Jonny Deluca. Additionally, the Dodgers transferred right-handed pitcher Shelby Miler to the 60-day injured list to make room for Marisnick on the 40-man roster

Marisnick, 32, was outrighted by the Detroit Tigers on July 13 after appearing in 33 games for the Tigers. He batted .232 (16-for-69) with three doubles, three triples, two homers and 10 RBI. He has been in the Major Leagues parts of 11 seasons with Miami (2013-14), Houston (2014-2019), New York- NL (2020), Chicago- NL (2021), San Diego (2021), Pittsburgh (2022), Chicago-AL (2023) and Detroit (2023), hitting a combined .228 (467-for-2048) with 96 doubles, 65 homers and 223 RBI while recoding a .991 fielding percentage in centerfield with a 55 defensive runs saved in 4,437 innings in centerfield according to Fangraphs. He was originally drafted in the 3rd round of the 2009 First Year Player Draft out of Riverside Polytechnic High School.

Taylor, 32, returns after missing 15 games with right knee soreness. He played in two minor league rehab games with AZL Dodgers and Low-A Rancho Cucamonga, recording three hits in seven at-bats, including two homers. On the season, he is batting .206 (34-for-165) with 11 homers and 26 RBI in 59 games. The 2021 All-Star has been in the Major Leagues parts of 10 seasons with Seattle (2014-16) and Los Angeles (2016-23) and has slashed a combined .253/.329/.434 with 100 homers and 378 RBI in 920 career games. He was originally drafted in the fifth round by the Seattle Mariners of 2012 First Year Player Draft out of the University of Virginia.

Deluca, 25, appeared in 20 games for the Dodgers, hitting .212 (7-for-33) with one double, one homer and three RBI. With Triple-A Oklahoma City, he hit .315 (23-for-73) with three doubles, one triple, four homers and 19 RBI in 17 games. He began the season with Double-A Tulsa, hitting .279 (34-for-122) with 10 homers and 18 RBI. Last season, he played in 101 games between High-A Great Lakes and Double-A Tulsa, recording 23 doubles, 22 homers and 64 RBI. The Southern California native was originally drafted by the Dodgers in the 25th round of the 2019 First Year Player Draft out of the University of Oregon.