Source: Dodgers to call up utility player Mike Freeman

first_imgThe Dodgers are recalling utility player Mike Freeman from Triple-A Oklahoma City, according to a source. The team hasn’t announced the roster move or the corresponding transaction.Freeman, 29, played six games with Oklahoma City since the Dodgers claimed him off waivers from the Seattle Mariners on May 26. He had three hits in 18 at-bats (.167) with seven strikeouts. Freeman saw time at third base and shortstop without committing an error.Freeman played 16 games with the Mariners prior to being designated for assignment. He had two hits in 30 at-bats, including his first major league home run. Freeman had a .312/.369/.416 slash line for the Mariners’ Triple-A affiliate this year.Before going to Seattle, Freeman spent his first seven seasons in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization, which drafted him in 2010. The left side of the Dodgers’ infield has been down a man since third baseman Justin Turner strained his right hamstring May 18. Turner is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment later this week.In the meantime, Logan Forsythe and Kiké Hernandez have received most of the playing time at third base. Hernandez and Corey Seager have been the Dodgers’ starters at shortstop this year.If he doesn’t see an inning at shortstop or third base, Freeman is capable. He’s played some second base, first base, shortstop, left field and right field in his brief major league career. He even pitched a mop-up inning May 20, when the Mariners were clobbered 16-1 by the Chicago White Sox.The Dodgers begin a six-game homestand tonight against the Washington Nationals (Monday-Wednesday) and the Cincinnati Reds (Friday-Sunday). Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img