Triple-A outfielder Scott Schebler was named the Pacific Coast League’s player of the week Monday. The 24-year-old hit a walk-off home run for Oklahoma City on Thursday, highlighting his strong week at the plate. Here’s more from a PCL press release:
Hector Olivera went 4 for 5 with two singles, a triple and a home run in the Oklahoma City Dodgers’ 6-3 win over the Memphis Redbirds on Friday. Olivera is hitting .388 overall in 11 games at Double-A and Triple-A, and .444 (12-for-27) since joining Oklahoma City.
The home run was his first in Triple-A and his second since joining the Dodgers’ minor-league ranks.
Olivera had a chance to complete the cycle in the sixth and eighth innings. He flew out to center in the sixth and was credited with a single in the eighth when his grounder hit Darnell Sweeney running from first to second base.
Incidentally, the Oklahoman interviewed Olivera about his career in Cuba before coming to the United States. It’s worth a click.
Erisbel Arruebarrena is back.
The minor league shortstop, whom the Dodgers suspended for the remainder of the season in May, appealed his suspension to MLB. Arruebarrena and the Dodgers settled before the appeal reached a hearing phase, and his suspension was reduced to 30 days.
The 30 days are expiring this week, and Arruebarrena will report to Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona.
News of the reduced suspension was first reported by NBCsports.com.