Dodgers claim utility man Figueroa from Pirates

Dodgers claim utility man Figueroa from Pirates

MILWAUKEE -- The Dodgers claimed infielder Cole Figueroa from the Pirates on Tuesday and optioned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Figueroa, 28, has appeared in 48 Major League games in three seasons with the Rays (2014), Yankees ('15) and Pirates ('16), batting .208 with nine RBIs. He is a career .291 hitter in the Minors.

Figueroa made the Bucs' 2016 Opening Day roster. In 23 big league games this year, he went 4-for-26 (.154), primarily being used as a pinch-hitter (14 games), but also appearing at second base (five games, two starts), third base (two games) and shortstop (two games).

The Dodgers now have a full 40-man roster and will need to clear a spot for Brock Stewart, who is expected to be selected from Triple-A Oklahoma City to be the starting pitcher Wednesday night.

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers since 1989, and for since 2001. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.