Jack Murphy is a 27-year-old catcher who has 14 games of experience in Triple-A and 122 games of experience in the Australian Baseball League. Murphy stands 6-foot-4, was born in Florida, educated at Princeton and has a mustache. Since the Dodgers’ Double-A and Triple-A affiliates are done playing this year, Murphy seems unlikely to get into a game before the season ends. He slashed .220/.309/.315 for the Blue Jays’ Double-A affiliate in 2015.
Barney went 0-for-4 in two games with the Dodgers this season and owned a .214/.273/.532 slash line at Triple-A. He is batting eighth tonight for Oklahoma City.
The Dodgers left Hector Olivera in Double-A just long enough to get him some television exposure.
The Tulsa Drillers’ game Thursday against Northwest Arkansas was televised on CBS Sports Network. Tulsa lost, 7-3, but Olivera went 2-for-4 with an RBI, raising his Double-A batting average to .318. He also made an error at third base — his first at that position in his sixth Double-A game.
Friday, the Dodgers promoted Olivera to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
The Dodgers acquired 22-year-old infielder Ronald Torreyes from the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday and assigned him to Double-A Tulsa. Darwin Barney was designated for assignment to make room for Torreyes on the 40-man roster.
Barney had been slashing .214/.273/.259 at Triple-A Oklahoma City and only appeared in two games with the Dodgers this season.
Torreyes was playing for the New Hampshire FisherCats, the Blue Jays’ Double-A affiliate in the Eastern League, where he had just seven hits and four walks in 54 plate appearances. He began the season in the Houston Astros organization and batted .200 in 19 Triple-A games.
The Astros sent Torreyes to the Blue Jays for cash considerations on May 15.
Last season, Torreyes slashed .298/.345/.376 at Triple-A Oklahoma City — then a Houston Astros affiliate — and was added to the Astros’ 40-man roster after the season.
Torreyes signed with the Astros as a teenager out of Venezuela.
Barney, a reserve infielder, made his only start of the young season at shortstop Monday in the Dodgers’ 6-5 win over the Seattle Mariners. He went 0-for-3.
Barney’s primary value to the Dodgers lies in his glove; he once won a Gold Glove award at second base and was also the primary backup to shortstop Jimmy Rollins. But the Dodgers already had each infield position covered on their bench between Alex Guerrero, Justin Turner and Scott Van Slyke, and of that group only Barney could be optioned to the minors without giving his permission.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly declined to say whether Huff would remain on the Dodgers’ 25-man roster beyond tonight.