Dodgers call up infielder Russ Mitchell, activate Dee Gordon
It was moving day Thursday, though more is certainly expected to come.
Before their afternoon game at Pittsburgh (currently threatened by rain), the Dodgers called up infielder Russ Mitchell and left-hander Dana Eveland from triple-A Albuquerque, and activated shortstop Dee Gordon from the disabled list. Gordon is in the starting lineup against the Pirates
None of the moves was unexpected -– Eveland is scheduled to start Thursday against the Pirates.
Mitchell was briefly up earlier this season, but hit only .115 (3 for 26). He hit .143 when called up last September. At Albuquerque the corner infielder was batting .283 with 16 homers and 69 RBI.
Mitchell will wear No.47 and Eveland No.37.
Rosters can be expanded on Sept. 1, and additional players are expected to be called up as their minor-league seasons end next week.
-- Steve Dilbeck
Photo: Dee Gordon. Credit: Jayne Kamin / U.S. Presswire.