Micah Johnson will be activated for tonight’s game against the San Francisco Giants.

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Micah Johnson Micah Johnson went 15 for 40 (.375) with eight steals in nine attempts during the Oklahoma City Dodgers’ playoff run. (Getty Images)

The Dodgers will activate second baseman/outfielder Micah Johnson for tonight’s game against the San Francisco Giants, bringing the number of players on their active roster to 36.

Johnson had a productive postseason at the plate and on the bases for Triple-A Oklahoma City. In nine Pacific Coast League playoff games, he batted .375 (15 for 40), scored 10 runs, and went 8 for 9 in stolen base attempts. The 25-year-old slashed .261/.321/.356 in the regular season at Triple-A. He appeared in two major league games in his first season as a Dodger, going 0 for 3.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts talked about using Johnson “off the bench for a speed guy that can steal a base, maybe a bat off the bench.”

Johnson saw time at second base, center field, left field and third base (in that order) at Triple-A.

Roberts made no mention of infielder Chris Taylor, the only other player on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster who isn’t with the team. Pitchers Brandon McCarthy, Scott Kazmir and Brett Anderson are on the 15-day disabled list and therefore inactive.

Dodgers minor leaguer Micah Johnson shares a name with an accused murderer.

Twenty-five year old Micah Xavier Johnson, the accused killer of several Dallas police officers Thursday night, is dead today.

Micah Drew Johnson, an infielder/outfielder playing for the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate, is alive today.

The New York Daily News picked up the story from there, beginning with an unfortunate coincidence and ending with an interesting anecdote about the baseball player’s background.

Carl Crawford goes to the disabled list with a sore lower back; Micah Johnson up.

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Micah Johnson will take Carl Crawford’s spot on the Dodgers’ active roster. (Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO >> Micah Johnson was en route to California Saturday morning, and Carl Crawford is going to the 15-day disabled list with a sore lower back.

Johnson was with the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers in Nashville and had not at AT&T Park arrived as of game time Saturday. First pitch was delayed until 1:45 p.m. because of rain in the area.

Johnson was 3 for 9 in two Triple-A games, and went 2 for 3 in stolen base attempts. In his first spring training with the Dodgers, Johnson went 10 for 29 (.345) with two steals in three attempts.

The second baseman was acquired from the Chicago White Sox along with Trayce Thompson and Frankie Montas in the three-team trade that sent Scott Schebler and Jose Peraza to Cincinnati.

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Dodgers’ second round of cuts claims Julio Urias, Jose De Leon.

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Dodgers pitching prospect Julio Urias, center, was re-assigned to minor league camp on Thursday. (Getty Images)

The Dodgers made their second round of roster cuts after a 5-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Thursday. Top pitching prospects Julio Urias and Jose De Leon were the top names sent out; both were re-assigned to the Dodgers’ minor league camp. So was catcher Jack Murphy.

Infielder Micah Johnson and pitchers Ian Thomas, Ross Stripling and Yaisel Sierra were all re-assigned to the Dodgers’ minor league camp.

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Dodgers trade Jose Peraza, Scott Schebler to Reds in three-team deal. Update.

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Jose Peraza made his major league debut with the Dodgers in 2015. (Sarah Reingewirtz/Staff photographer)

The Dodgers traded infielder Jose Peraza, outfielder Scott Schebler and infielder Brandon Dixon to the Cincinnati Reds as part of a three-team trade with the Chicago White Sox.

The Dodgers receive three of the White Sox’s better prospects — Frankie Montas, outfielder Trayce Thompson and second baseman Micah Johnson — while Chicago received All-Star third baseman Todd Frazier from the Cincinnati Reds.

Update: Andrew Friedman shed some light on the trade and its ramifications. Thompson talked about how he stalled in Double-A and rebounded with some help from his father, former Lakers forward Mychal Thompson.

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