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Erisbel Arruebarrena | Shortstop

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/25/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Dodgers sent INF Erisbel Arruebarrena outright to Triple-A Albuquerque.
The 24-year-old infielder was designated for assignment last week to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Brett Anderson. Arruebarrena still has four years and $16 million remaining on his contract. He will be a part of major league spring training as a non-roster invitee. Jan 9 - 8:31 PM

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Dodgers designated INF Erisbel Arruebarrena for assignment.

The move clears a spot for the newly-signed Brett Anderson on the 40-man roster. It comes as a bit of a surprise, as the Dodgers signed Arruebarrena to a five-year, $25 million contract this past February, but the new front office obviously views him differently than the old one. Known as a strong defender, the 24-year-old hit .195 (8-for-41) in 22 games with the Dodgers this past season and .259/.304/.417 in 68 games between four different levels in the minors. The Dodgers might already have a trade lined up for him, but he can be outrighted to the minors if he passes through waivers unclaimed. He's owed $16 million over the next four years, so there's a real possibility he remains with the organization.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 12:41:00 PM

Erisbel Arruebarrena is dealing with a sore shoulder.

It explains why he was used only as a pinch runner in Wednesday's 14-inning loss to the Nationals. It sounds like something that will be touch and go, but Arruebarrena will likely be available to pinch hit in a few days barring the unforeseen.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 09:29:00 PM

Dodgers recalled SS Erisbel Arruebarrena from Triple-A Albuquerque.

The Cuban defector has hit .250/.313/.286 over 12 games in the majors this season. Arruebarrena doesn't figure to see much playing time down the stretch.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 07:15:00 PM

Dodgers optioned SS Erisbel Arruebarrena to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Arruebarrena was up to provide depth at shortstop, but with Hanley Ramirez back he's no longer needed. The Cuban defector has hit .250/.313/.286 over 12 games in the majors this season.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 02:34:00 PM

Dodgers recalled SS Erisbel Arruebarrena from Triple-A Albuquerque.

The Dodgers sent Arruebarrena down late last month after he returned from a hip injury, but he's back in the majors now. He had five hits in 16 at-bats with the big club earlier this season and will offer more protection at shortstop until Hanley Ramirez (oblique) is ready.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 06:18:00 PM

Dodgers activated SS Erisbel Arruebarrena from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

Arruebarrena had been sidelined since early July due to a right hip flexor strain. He created quite the stir on his minor league rehab assignment, starting a brawl in a game at Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 09:01:00 PM

Dodgers placed SS Erisbel Arruebarrena on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 5, with a right hip flexor strain.

Arruebarrena, who was hurt while running to first base during Friday's game, will undergo an MRI. Carlos Triunfel has been recalled to replace him on the roster.
Sun, Jul 6, 2014 01:44:00 PM

Dodgers recalled INF Erisbel Arruebarrena from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Arruebarrena had four hits in 13 at-bats during his time with the big club earlier this season. He'll provide some insurance at shortstop with Hanley Ramirez banged up lately.
Thu, Jul 3, 2014 05:34:00 PM

Dodgers optioned INF Erisbel Arruebarrena to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Arruebarrena had four hits in 13 at-bats during his time with the big club, but his playing time was limited and the Dodgers felt it was best that he play regularly in the minors. The Cuban defector will return later this season.
Fri, Jun 6, 2014 08:22:00 AM

Dodgers recalled INF Erisbel Arruebarrena from Double-A Chattanooga.

Arruebarrena is replacing third baseman Juan Uribe, who was put on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a right hamstring strain. Arruebarrena has been used strictly at shortstop at the Double-A level, but he's known for having an excellent glove and will presumably see action at the hot corner. The 24-year-old from Cuba was batting just .208/.252/.302 this season with Chattanooga.
Wed, May 21, 2014 04:44:00 PM

Dodgers optioned SS Erisbel Arruebarruena to Double-A Chattanooga.

The 23-year-old Cuban defector will begin the season in the minor leagues, but should find his way to the Dodgers at some point in the year.
Sun, Mar 16, 2014 04:22:00 PM

Dodgers signed SS Erisbel Arruebarruena to a five-year, $25 million contract.

The 23-year-old shortstop is expected to begin the season at Triple-A, but could eventually push Hanley Ramirez over to third base. Known better for his defensive chops than for his bat, it's unclear how his bat will play at the major league level.
Sat, Feb 22, 2014 02:29:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Erisbel Arruebarruena's deal with the Dodgers is a five-year pact worth $25 million.

That figure includes a $7.5 million signing bonus. While the defensive-minded shortstop is expected to begin the season in the minors, the move could mean an eventual transition of Hanley Ramirez to third base.
Fri, Feb 21, 2014 08:04:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena will receive a five-year contract from the Dodgers.

There had been reports that it was either a five- or six-year deal. Arruebarruena is expected to receive in the vicinity of $25 million in the pact. Known for his plus defense, Arruebarruena will almost surely begin the season in the minors. The 23-year-old's ability with the bat is viewed as a question mark.
Fri, Feb 21, 2014 04:55:00 PM

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3Austin Barnes
4Ali Solis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Jamie Romak
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Justin Turner
3Alex Guerrero
4Enrique Hernandez
SS1Jimmy Rollins
2Darwin Barney
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Chris Heisey
3Scott Van Slyke
4Scott Schebler
CF1Joc Pederson
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
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PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brandon McCarthy
5Brett Anderson
6Juan Nicasio
7Joe Wieland
8Zach Lee
9Chris Reed
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Brandon League
5Chris Hatcher
6Jamey Wright
7Pedro Baez
8Paco Rodriguez
9Yimi Garcia
10Carlos Frias
11Daniel Coulombe
12Adam Liberatore
13Chris Withrow
14Sergio Santos