Dodgers Designate Russ Mitchell For Assignment

The Dodgers designated infielder Russ Mitchell for assignment, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports tweets. The Dodgers confirmed the move, which will presumably clear 40-man roster space for right-handed reliever Todd Coffey.

Mitchell appeared in 25 games for the 2011 Dodgers, playing first base, third base and right field. He has struggled through his first 101 MLB plate appearances, but he posted a .283/.372/.503 line in 392 Triple-A plate appearances last year and has a .784 OPS in nine minor league seasons.

5 Responses to Dodgers Designate Russ Mitchell For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. Nobody gets in there and looks like a goofy oaf better than Russ Mitchell.  His unathletic stance will not be missed.

  2. CaseyBlakeDeWitt 3 years ago

    Not a great player but still surprised he beat out Troncoso for the DFA. He’s going to be gone soon, it’s only a matter of time. I would’ve thought Oeltjen would go before him too, but I like the Australian. 

  3. vtadave 3 years ago

    Dodgers are clearing house of all “Russell M.”‘s.

  4. do you know what “upside” means?

  5. BlueSkyLA 3 years ago

    To go with his buck and a half batting average? You have to realize, he’s already 26. He’d have to be a really late bloomer to have any upside at his age.

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