Dodgers Roster: Jake Marisnick Signed & Activated, Chris Taylor Returns From Injured List; Jonny DeLuca Optioned

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Jake Marisnick and added him to their active roster, along with reinstating Chris Taylor from the 10-day injured list prior to Friday’s game against the New York Mets.

Jonny DeLuca was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City and the Dodgers transferred Shelby Miller to the 60-day injured list as corresponding roster moves. A roster spot had previously been cleared at the beginning of the week when the Dodgers demoted Miguel Vargas to Oklahoma City.

The Dodgers signing Marisnick to a Major League contract was first reported Thursday. He joins the team after getting designated for assignment by the Detroit Tigers on July 9 as the corresponding move to the club activating Trey Wingenter off the 60-day IL.

Marisnick cleared waivers and rejected a Minor League assignment in order to become a free agent.

Marisnick was acquired by the Tigers in a May trade with the Chicago White Sox in exchange for cash considerations. He was hitless in nine games with the White Sox before the trade, and hit .232/.270/.420 with three doubles, two triples, two home runs and 12 RBI over 33 games with the Tigers.

The 32-year-old figures to primarily receive opportunities against left-handed pitching. In 19 such plate appearances this season, he’s batted .235/.278/.588 with one double, one triple, one home run and a 135 wRC+.

However, Marisnick hasn’t had much success overall at the plate, and his biggest contributions could come in the field.

Chris Taylor returns, but not in Dodgers lineup

Taylor is back on the Dodgers roster after missing the past three weeks because of right knee soreness. He was put on the IL on June 25, backdated to June 22.

Taylor’s knee trouble arose while running to first base during a June 16 game against the San Francisco Giants. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Taylor was suffering from a bone bruise and “cartilage wear and tear.”

Although Marisnick and Taylor are active, neither were in the Dodgers lineup for the series opener against the Mets.

Jonny DeLuca back to Minors

DeLuca has appeared in 20 games for the Dodgers this season, batting .212/.278/.333 with one double, one home run and three RBI during that span.

Michael Busch (April 25), Gavin Stone (May 3), Bobby Miller (May 23), DeLuca (June 7), Nick Robertson (June 7), Emmet Sheehan (June 16) and Bryan Hudson (June 17) have made their MLB debuts with the Dodgers this season.

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