Jul. 6, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr in the dugout in the third inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
Tony Gwynn Jr. accepted his assignment to triple-A Albuquerque.— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) August 9, 2012
Gwynn was designated for assignment to make room on the Dodgers’ roster for outfielder/first baseman Jerry Sands. Sands, himself, was optioned back to Triple-A last night as the corresponding move to infielder Adam Kennedy’s activation from the disabled list.
Over 259 at-bats with the Dodgers this season, Gwynn has hit .232/.276/.293 with eight doubles, four triples and thirteen stolen bases in nineteen attempts. He owns a career line at the major league level of .244/.312/.318 over seven seasons.
This will mark Gwynn’s first stint in the minors since the 2009 season, when he appeared in thirty-eight games with the Milwaukee Brewers’ Triple-A affiliate. Over Gwynn’s 1100 at-bats at the Triple-A level, he’s hit .291/.351/.369.
Will Gwynn return to the majors this season?