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Dodgers going for it with Ramirez, but call up Arruebarrena anyway

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Juan Ocampo/Los Angeles Dodgers

Dodgers at Rockies, 5:10 p.m.
Dee Gordon, 2B
Yasiel Puig, RF
Hanley Ramirez, SS
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Matt Kemp, LF
Scott Van Slyke, CF
Juan Uribe, 3B
A.J. Ellis, C
Zack Greinke, P

By Jon Weisman

Hanley Ramirez tested his calf before today’s game in Colorado and apparently passed the test, because he’s in the starting lineup for the Dodgers.

Today was the last day Ramirez could be put on the disabled list and be ready to be activated for the first game after the All-Star Break on July 18. Of course, that’s not to say that Ramirez couldn’t go on the disabled list a day from now and come off July 19.

In any case, the Dodgers have switched up their sixth infielder, sending down Carlos Triunfel after his disappointing performance Wednesday and calling up Erisbel Arruebarrena, the defensive whiz who now has a .410 on-base percentage with Albuquerque.

Arruebarrena had three singles, a double and a walk for a .357 on-base percentage in 14 plate appearances in his first stint with the Dodgers.

The Rockies, meanwhile, made their own big move, activating third baseman Nolan Arenado, who had been on the disabled list since last playing May 23. Colorado was 26-22 when Arenado went on the DL (with an .823 OPS and Gold Glove glove) and was 10-27 since.


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