The Dodgers on Wednesday placed infielder Logan Forsythe and infielder/outfielder Rob Segedin on the 10-day disabled list and recalled outfielder Brett Eibner and infielder/outfielder Chris Taylor from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Forsythe is suffering complications from a fractured toe, while Segedin was diagnosed with a strain in his right foot.
Before Wednesday evening’s game against Colorado, manager Dave Roberts told members of the media that Forsythe’s injury probably is more like a two-week absence as opposed to a stint upwards of four-to-six weeks.
The 28-year-old Eibner will make his Dodger debut after posting a .344/.389/.656 slash line with eight runs, a double, three home runs and eight RBI in 12 games with Triple-A OKC. In 19 Cactus League games with Los Angeles, Eibner hit .306 with four doubles, a triple, two home runs and 10 RBI, while posting a .405 on-base percentage and a .639 slugging percentage. The San Diego native, who was acquired by the Dodgers on January 25 from the Oakland Athletics, saw his first big-league action in 2016 with Kansas City and Oakland, combining to hit .193 with six homers and 22 RBI.
Taylor, who enters his second season with the Dodgers, will make his first 2017 appearance with the big league club after batting .233 with two doubles, two triples, a home run and five RBI in 10 games with Oklahoma City. In 22 Cactus League games, he slashed .354/.483/.500 with 13 runs, three doubles, two triples, three RBI and four stolen bases. The 26-year-old Virginia Beach native, was acquired by the Dodgers in June of 2016 from the Mariners and hit .207 with two doubles, two triples, a home run and seven RBI in 34 big league games with Los Angeles last year.
Forsythe left last night’s game against the Rockies at the end of the second inning after being hit by a pitch in his first at bat. In his first season with the Dodgers, Forsythe has gone 13-for-44 with two doubles and three RBI, including reaching base safely in his last four games. Segedin, who was recalled prior to Monday’s game from Oklahoma City, went 1-for-4 with a run scored in two games for the Dodgers.
(Dai Sugiura provided the majority of information in this report)