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By Jon Weisman
Cole Figueroa, an infielder who turns 29 Thursday, has been claimed by the Dodgers and optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Figueroa has a .536 OPS in 84 career big-league plate appearances with the Rays (2014), Yankees (2015) and Pirates (2016). Pittsburgh optioned him June 11 to Triple-A Indianapolis and designated him for assignment June 24.
He had a .333 on-base percentage and .453 slugging percentage for Indianapolis this year. His career OBP in 429 Triple-A games is .356.
Figueroa, whose acquisition comes nine days after the Dodgers picked up new reserve shortstop Chris Taylor in the trade for Zach Lee, has mostly played third base in the minors and second base in the Majors, but overall has seen action at every position except pitcher, catcher and first base.
On the 40-man roster, Figueroa will be replacing Nick Tepesch, who was claimed Monday by Oakland, two days after the Dodgers designated him for assignment following his lone start for Los Angeles.