Dodgers option Johnson to Triple-A

Dodgers option Johnson to Triple-A

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers optioned infielder Micah Johnson back to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday in anticipation of activating infielder Howie Kendrick off the 15-day disabled list for Tuesday's home opener against Arizona.

Catcher Yasmani Grandal also is expected to be activated on Tuesday and a corresponding move will need to be made to make room for him.

Johnson was called up over the weekend when outfielder Carl Crawford was placed on the 15-day disabled list with lower back pain.

Kendrick is coming off a left calf strain and Grandal a right forearm strain. Both completed Minor League rehab assignments.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.