Dodgers Call Up Chris Heisey; Daniel Coulombe Designated For Assignment
The Los Angeles Dodgers continue to add to their growing active roster in September as the club called up outfielder Chris Heisey from Triple-A Oklahoma City ahead of Sunday’s series finale against the San Diego Padres. In a corresponding move to clear room for Heisey on the 40-man roster, Daniel Coulmobe was designated for assignment.
Heisey began the season in Oklahoma City and was recalled on four separate occasions. However, he was among the players designated for assignment following the Dodgers’ three-team, 13-player trade with the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins. Heisey was then released eight days later, and agreed to a Minor League deal with the Toronto Blue Jays shortly after.
In one of two moves prior to the waiver trade deadline at the end of August, the Dodgers reacquired Heisey from the Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations or a player to be named later. Over a combined 66 games with the Dodgers’ top affiliate, Heisey hit .241/.370/.495 with 15 home runs and 41 RBIs.
However, in his 17-game stint with the Blue Jays organization, Heisey only batted just .155/.269/.259. He went 3-for-8 with one home run, four RBIs, four runs scored and six walks over three games since returning to OKC.
In 17 games with the Dodgers this season, Heisey slashed .154/.353/.192 and though he didn’t swing a particularly hot bat, he did draw eight walks in 34 plate appearances. However, he also had nine strikeouts.
Coulombe threw 8.1 innings over five appearances with the Dodgers this season. He was 3-1 with one save, a 3.27 ERA and 1.43 WHIP over 38 games with Oklahoma City. Heisey’s addition gives the Dodgers 34 players on their active roster.