The Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday afternoon reinstated infielder/outfielder Cody Bellinger from the 10-day disabled list and optioned catcher/infielder Kyle Farmer to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Bellinger, who missed the last nine games due to a sprained ankle, appeared in one rehab game with the Rookie-level AZL Dodgers yesterday, going 1-for-3 with a home run, four RBI and one strikeout. The favorite to win the NL Rookie of the Year currently leads the Dodgers with 34 home runs, 79 RBI and a .612 slugging percentage, while also hitting .274 with 70 runs, two triples and nine stolen bases. Bellinger is just one home run shy of catching Hall of Famer Mike Piazza for the most home runs in a single season by a Dodger rookie. Despite being called up on April 25, the All-Star first baseman/outfielder currently ranks among the best in the National League in home runs (2nd), slugging percentage (4th), RBI (16th) and OPS (.968, 6th).
Farmer made his major league debut on July 30 and hit a walk-off double vs. the Giants at Dodger Stadium. The Atlanta native has appeared in 12 games with the Dodgers, batting .333 (4-for-12) with a run, a double and two RBI.
With the move, the Dodgers’ roster still stands with nine arms in the bullpen and four position players available off the bench.
The team’s disabled list count now consists of 11 players.
(Lauren Douglas provided the information furnished in this report)