Chone Figgins stuck around a whole lot longer than most people expected, but his comeback with the Dodgers is over and he’s been designated for assignment.
Figgins hasn’t played since mid-June because of a hip injury and rather than activate him from the disabled list the Dodgers said goodbye.
Figgins managed to post a strong .372 on-base percentage in 38 games, but he hit just .217 with zero homers and a .267 slugging percentage on the way to a measly .640 OPS. Of course, that was his highest OPS since 2010 and he didn’t play in the majors at all last season.
The Dodgers have activated third baseman Juan Uribe from the disabled list, MLB.com’s Michael Lananna reports. He is in tonight’s lineup against the Cardinals. Uribe had been sidelined since May 21 with a strained right hamstring. Carlos Triunfel was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque to make room for Uribe on the roster.
Uribe, 35, was off to a great start with the Dodgers, slashing .303/.331/.454 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 160 plate appearances. In Uribe’s absence, the Dodgers had been using a combination of Justin Turner, Chone Figgins, and Miguel Rojas.
Shortstop Hanley Ramirez remains out of the Dodgers’ lineup, as he continues to battle irritation of the A/C joint in his right shoulder.
Javy Guerra was designated for assignment by the Dodgers to make room for Chone Figgins on the roster last week and the White Sox have claimed the 28-year-old reliever off waivers.
Guerra spent most of last season at Triple-A, making just nine (bad) appearances for the Dodgers and missing time with an elbow injury, but in 2011 and 2012 he posted a combined 2.45 ERA with 75 strikeouts in 92 innings.
His control is spotty and Guerra was never a great fit as a rookie closer in Los Angeles, but if healthy he’s well-suited for a middle relief gig and can help the White Sox.