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Dodgers replacing Jamie Romak with Clint Robinson

Photo by Jon SooHoo/© Los Angeles Dodgers, LLC 2014

Photo by Jon SooHoo/© Los Angeles Dodgers, LLC 2014

Dodgers at Royals, 5:10 p.m.
Dee Gordon, 2B
Yasiel Puig, RF
Adrian Gonzalez, DH
Matt Kemp, LF
Andre Ethier, CF
Justin Turner, 3B
Scott Van Slyke, 1B
A.J. Ellis, C
Miguel Rojas, SS
(Dan Haren, P)

By Jon Weisman

With Juan Uribe close to coming off the disabled list, Jamie Romak’s immediate Dodger future has been in jeopardy. Today, the infielder/outfielder, who had a double and two walks in 23 plate appearances, was designated for assignment.

But the one replacing Romak on the active roster might come as a surprise. It’s first baseman Clint Robinson, who will be suiting up today for the Dodgers against the Kansas City Royals, the team that selected him 25 rounds into the 2007 draft.

If he plays, Robinson would be the 40th Dodger to enter a game this year. With the Royals in 2012, Robinson had four pinch-hitting appearances — flying out, grounding out and striking out twice.

A 6-foot-5 left-handed swinger, Robinson has had a .402 on-base percentage and .523 slugging for Triple-A Albuquerque this year. His .925 OPS is almost the equal of the right-handed hitting Romak’s .932 with Albuquerque.

In his past nine games for the Isotopes, Robinson is 15 for 32 with two homers and eight walks. Against righties this year, Robinson has a .466 OBP and .639 slugging. Robinson also homered among eight hits in 26 Spring Training plate appearances this year (.731 OPS).

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Clint Robinson is not to be confused with Cliff Robertson, a reminder I put mainly for myself since I keep having to fight not to mix their names up. Hopefully, if Clint Robinson ever wins a best actor Oscar, he’ll be able to attend the ceremony.



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1 Comment

  1. Wasn’t Jamie Romak the starting right fielder, just yesterday? Now DFA’d? Wow!

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