Dodgers activate Hernandez, option Barnes

Kike Hernandez, Dave Roberts and Luke Walton and son pose prior to Saturday's game.

Kike Hernandez, Dave Roberts and Luke Walton and son pose prior to Saturday’s game.

Diamondbacks at Dodgers, 1:10 p.m.
Howie Kendrick, LF
Corey Seager, SS
Justin Turner, 3B
Scott Van Slyke, 1B
Yasmani Grandal, C
Yasiel Puig, RF
Kiké Hernandez, CF
Chris Taylor, 2B
Bud Norris, P

By Jon Weisman

One month and four days since his last game for the Dodgers, Kiké Hernandez has been activated from the disabled list, where he has been recovering from left rib cage inflammation.

To make room on the 25-man roster, Austin Barnes has been optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Barnes doubled in four at-bats during his most recent stint with the Dodgers.

Hernandez has a .280 on-base percentage while slugging .346 this season for Los Angeles.

In other recent news for the Dodgers, who scored runs in the seventh and ninth innings Saturday but fell to Arizona, 4-2 …

  • With two months remaining in the regular season, Corey Seager tied Eric Karros’ 24-year-old team record for doubles by a rookie by hitting his 30th.
  • Andrew Toles received a couple stitches but passed a concussion test after crashing face-first into the right-field out-of-town scoreboard in the ninth inning.
  • Chase Utley received the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Associaion’s Heart and Hustle Award for the Dodgers, announced earlier this month. Utley is a nominee for the national award.
  • Pregame activities Saturday also included ceremonial first pitches by Lakers coach Luke Walton and actor Keegan-Michael Key.




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