The Dodgers have designated infielder Cole Figueroa for assignment, per a club announcement. His 40-man spot was needed for the activation of outfielder Andrew Toles, with righty Carlos Frias optioned to clear active roster space.
Figueroa was claimed off waivers after being designated for assignment by the Pirates. He was optioned to Triple-A upon reporting to the Dodgers organization, and had racked up six hits and three walks in 23 plate appearances heading into today’s action.
A heady and versatile player, Figueroa was re-united with former Rays GM Andrew Friedman in Los Angeles. It’s not difficult to see the attraction given Figueroa’s skillset, and the Dodgers will likely look to keep him in the organization if he can pass through waivers.