Hector Olivera’s big league debut has been delayed.
According to beat writer Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register, the Cuban infielder landed on the disabled list Tuesday at Triple-A Oklahoma City after being diagnosed with a Grade 1 left hamstring strain.
It’s the least-severe type of hamstring strain and shouldn’t cost him more than a couple of weeks. Olivera will do his rehabbing at Camelback Ranch, the Dodgers’ spring training facility in Arizona.
The 30-year-old has been impressive so far in the minors, batting .358/.393/.528 with two home runs and seven RBI in 13 games between Double-A and Triple-A.
Olivera signed a six-year, $62.5 million deal with Los Angeles in late March.