With Dee Gordonsidelined for the next six weeks, the Dodgers added middle infield depth by acquiring minor leaguer Ozzie Martinez from the Chicago White Sox for cash considerations.
Martinez, a 24-year-old shortstop, was one of the two players the Chicago White Sox received from the Miami Marlinsas compensation for the Marlins hiring of Manager Ozzie Guillen.
Martinez will be sent to the Dodgers triple-A affiliate in Albuquerque. The Dodgers view him as insurance for Luis Cruz, who was recently called up to the majors from triple A and figures to be the primary shortstop in Gordons absence.
Martinez has appeared in the majors in each of the last two seasons, batting .258 with no home runs and 34 runs batted in in 34 games for the Marlins. He was batting .178 with 11 doubles and 13 RBIs in 60 games this year for triple-A Charlotte.