The Dodgers acquired minor-leaguer Johnny Monell from the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday for cash considerations and assigned the catcher to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Monell, 28, was batting .209/.280/.286 with Triple-A Norfolk. The Orioles purchased his contract after the San Francisco Giants non-tendered him in November of last year. Monell is a second-generation professional baseball player with a nice back story.
He has eight games of major-league experience, all with the Giants in September of last year. He had one hit in eight at-bats.
In an unrelated move, Jeremy Hazelbaker was promoted to Albuquerque from Double-A Chattanooga, where he was batting .285 with seven triples and 11 steals in 46 games.