LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today activated IF Hanley Ramirez and LHP Randy Choate, optioning RHP Shawn Tolleson to Triple-A Albuquerque and transferring RHP Todd Coffey to the 60-day disabled list.
In 93 games with Miami, the 6-foot-3, 225-pound Dominican native was hitting .246 with 14 home runs and 48 RBI and transitioned to third base after exclusively playing shortstop in the first seven seasons of his career. Since his first full season in 2006, Ramirez leads the NL with 666 runs scored and ranks among the league leaders in batting average (.300, 9th), hits (1,103, 2nd), doubles (232, 3rd), home runs (148, 16th), on-base percentage (.374, 15th) and slugging percentage (.499, 20th).
Choate has a 2.49 ERA in 44 relief appearances with the Marlins in his 12th Major League season. The 36-year-old has limited opposing hitters to a .178 batting average this season, including a .150 mark by left-handed hitters. Choate has allowed just three extra-base hits while striking out 27 in 25.1 innings this season.
Tolleson appeared in 12 games for the Dodgers, posting a 5.40 ERA in 11.2 innings. The right-hander collected 11 strikeouts and walked six.
Ramirez will wear number 13 and Choate will wear number 50.