Originally written on Dodgers Digest  |  Last updated 12/15/14
The Dodgers made two moves today, and neither one involves Matt Kemp. Yet. (I’m kidding, but if he’s sitting behind Scott Van Slyke against righty Homer Bailey tonight…) First things first, the more expected move: Carl Crawford has been placed on the 15-day disabled list after last night’s gruesome-looking ankle injury, and four-corners guy Jamie Romak has been called to the bigs for the first time in his career. This was never likely to be Joc Pederson, though there was some thought it would be Mike Baxter, who was with the team earlier this year and has previous big league experience, but Romak’s hot hitting (10 homers in May alone in Triple-A) and ability to play third seems to have won out. The Dodgers had a spare spot on the 40-man roster, so no one had to be DFA’d. Romak was drafted by the Braves in the 4th round all the way back in 2003, and stayed with them through 2006 before being traded in the Mike Gonzalez deal to Pittsburgh for 2007. After three years there, never risin...
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