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Dodgers add Chris Heisey to roster, designate Daniel Coulombe for assignment

Dodgers at Padres, 1:10 p.m.
Jimmy Rollins, SS
Carl Crawford, LF
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Justin Turner, 2B
Andre Ethier, RF
Corey Seager, 3B
A.J. Ellis, C
Joc Pederson, CF
Brett Anderson, P

By Jon Weisman

Chris Heisey has been brought back to the big leagues by the Dodgers, who designated reliever Daniel Coulombe for assignment.

Heisey went 3 for 8 after rejoining Triple-A Oklahoma City with a double and a home run. For the season, Heisey has a .350 on-base percentage and a .445 slugging percentage in the minors. As a Dodger, he has gone 5 for 26 with eight walks.

Coulombe has a 3.27 ERA with 41 strikeouts in 41 1/3 innings for Oklahoma City this season and a 6.39 ERA with 11 strikeouts in 12 2/3 career innings with the Dodgers.

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Justin Turner is making his third start of the season, 10th as a Dodger and 103rd of his career at second base to give Chase Utley a day off after Utley took a hard slide in Saturday’s game. Don Mattingly also told reporters today he expects to start Turner at first base Monday against the Angels, while Adrian Gonzalez plays designated hitter.


Alex Wood rounding into form for Dodgers


Rollins, Grandal both in question


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  2. jpavko

    Please tell me with Heisey back that means the end of Scott Van Slyke’s days as a Dodger have come

    • Seems an unlikely move with the expanded rosters no matter how SVS might be performing.

    • Jon Weisman

      Why should Chris Heisey mean the end of a Dodger who is an above-average bat overall, can play four positions and mashes lefty pitching (.881 OPS this year)?

  3. Heisey could barely even get 4 hits in a year let alone a game like SVS did last night. Ruggiano on the other hand is making a case to be on the postseason roster.

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