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Dodgers call up three more, increase roster to 33 players

Carlos Frias was one of three additional players added to the Dodger roster on September 2. There are now 33 players on the active roster.
Carlos Frias was one of three additional players added to the Dodger roster on September 2. There are now 33 players on the active roster.
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After calling up four players to bolster the roster a day ago, the Dodgers recalled an additional three players Tuesday according to Tuesday’s press release. Right-handed pitcher Carlos Frias and infielder Miguel Rojas were recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque, while infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena was recalled from Single-A Rancho Cucamonga.

Frias, sent out when Hyun Jin Ryu was activated from the disabled listed Sunday, returns to the team after making eight appearances for Los Angeles in August. The 24-year old held opponents to a .232 batting average, as they went 13-for-56 with ten strikeouts. The 6’4” Dominican went 10-5 in 21 starts split between Double-A and Triple-A.

When Juan Uribe was activated from the disabled list the same day as Ryu, Rojas was optioned to make room on the roster. In 64 games with the Dodgers this year, the 25-year old played four positions including 48 games at shortstop, 12 at third base, three in second base, and one in left field. He posted a combined fielding percentage of .976.

A 24-yaer old Cuban, Arruebarrena has appeared in 12 games with Los Angeles this season, going 7-for-28 (.250) with a double and four runs batted in. In 68 games minor league games with four Dodger affiliates, Arruebarrena has hit .259 with six homers and 32 runs batted in.

The three players join Joc Pederson, Tim Federowicz, Yimi Garcia, and Alex Guerrero who were recalled Monday. Pederson makes his first big league start Tuesday with Federowicz joining A.J. Ellis and Drew Butera to handle the catching duties. Garcia, a 6’1” Dominican has yet to appear in a Major League game, while Guerrero appeared in two games in Australia at the start of the season as well as Monday’s game against the Nationals.