LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers selected infielder Andy Burns from Triple-A Oklahoma City and optioned right-handed pitcher Mitch White. Additionally, the Dodgers designated right-handed pitcher Dennis Santana for assignment.
Burns, 30, appeared in 30 games for the Oklahoma City, batting .330 (32-for-97) with 11 doubles, five homers and 20 RBI. In parts of eight minor league seasons, he is a career .268 (754-for-2811) hitter with 79 homers and 366 RBI. He played in 10 MLB games in 2016 with the Toronto Blue Jays, going 0-for-6 with two runs scored. He was originally drafted by the Blue Jays in the 11th round of the 2011 First Year Player Draft out of the University of Arizona.
White, 25, pitched two scoreless innings last night. The right-hander has appeared in 11 games for the Dodgers, posting a 0-0 record with a 3.29 ERA (5 ER/13.2 IP). The former second rounder out of Santa Clara University is 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA (6 ER/16.2 IP) in 13 career MLB games. In five minor league seasons with the Dodgers, he is a combined 14-15 with a 3.98 ERA and 316 strikeouts in 78 games (67 starts).
Santana, 25, appeared in 16 games for the Dodgers in 2021, posting a 6.00 ERA (10 ER/15.0 IP) and eight strikeouts. He had been with the Dodgers parts of four seasons, going a combined 2-2 with a 6.42 ERA (29 ER/40.2 IP) and 36 strikeouts. The San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic born right-hander was originally signed by the Dodgers as an international free agent in March of 2013.
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