Dodgers Call Up Rob Segedin From Oklahoma City, Option Chris Taylor
Dodgers Call Up Rob Segedin From Oklahoma City, Option Chris Taylor
Bryan Terry-The Oklahoman

The Los Angeles Dodgers called up Rob Segedin from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday, and optioned Chris Taylor to Triple-A and transferred Trayce Thompson to the 60-day disabled list in corresponding moves to clear room on the active and 40-man rosters.

Segedin, who will wear No. 25, starts in left field and hits eighth in his Major League debut that comes in the series finale against the Boston Red Sox. He was acquired by the Dodgers in January from the New York Yankees in exchange for Tyler Olson and Ronald Torreyes.

Segedin had a strong showing in spring, though didn’t fit on the roster and began the season with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

In 103 games, he hit .319/.392/.598 with 23 doubles, nine triples, 21 home runs and 69 RBIs. Over seven career seasons in the Minors, Segedin is batting .280/.357/.442.

The 27-year-old was named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team this year. Segedin played third base (58 games; 56 starts), shortstop (five starts) and left field (one start)

Taylor joined the Dodgers on June 25 and hit .229/.288/.417 with two doubles, two triples, one home run and seven RBIs in 25 games. He provided the Dodgers with similar versatility as Kiké Hernandez, while Hernandez was on the 15-day disabled list.

Taylor was acquired from the Seattle Mariners on June 19 in exchange for Zach Lee.