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Los Angeles Dodgers add infielder Andy Burns to roster amid injury concerns

Mar 1, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers pinch hitter Andy Burns (29) hits a two run RBI double against the Colorado Rockies in the fourth inning during a spring training game at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

In the wake of injuries to both infielder Max Muncy and outfielder Cody Bellinger on Friday, the Dodgers selected the contract of infielder Andy Burns from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday.

Neither Muncy (side) or Bellinger (hamstring) have been placed in the injured list, as of yet, with Burns taking the roster spot of right-hander Mitch White, who was optioned back to Oklahoma City.

To make room on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers designated right-hander Dennis Santana for assignment.

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Burns, 30, joined the Dodgers’ organization on a minor league deal in December. He has just 10 games of major league experience, all with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2016, when he went hitless in six at-bats.

Burns was batting .330 with five home runs and 20 RBIs in 30 games this season at Oklahoma City.

White, 26, has made 11 relief appearances with the Dodgers this season, posting a 3.29 ERA. He pitched two scoreless innings to close out Friday’s 12-1 victory over the Texas Rangers.

Santana, 25, has a 6.00 ERA in 16 relief appearances for the Dodgers this season and is 2-2 with a 6.42 ERA in 32 appearances over the past four seasons with Los Angeles.

–Field Level Media