Neuse was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Neuse will return to the minors as part of a shuffle after Cody Bellinger (lower leg) and Zach McKinstry (oblique) were reinstated from the 10-day injured list Saturday. Neuse appeared in 28 games during his time with the big-league club and hit .172 with three home runs, six runs and four RBI.
Neuse went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to Houston.
The Dodgers were unable to get much going against Luis Garcia and the remainder of the Astros' pitching staff, but Neuse provided a momentary glimmer of hope with a solo shot off Ryne Stanek in the eighth inning. The long ball was Neuse's third of the season. He has mostly struggled, slashing .189/.204/.377 with an ugly 1:20 BB:KK across 54 plate appearances.
Neuse went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in the 8-7 loss Sunday to the Padres.
After hitting his first career home run Thursday against the Padres, Neuse showed off more power by taking Nick Ramirez deep in the sixth inning in a pinch-hit appearance. Neuse is up with the Dodgers due to multiple injuries, and his stay is likely temporary.
Neuse went 1-for-4 with a home run in Thursday's loss to the Padres.
Neuse had gone hitless in his first two appearances of the season before going deep with his first career homer. Neuse is not expected to see many at-bats during this big-league stint, so his fantasy value should be low.
Neuse is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mariners, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
Neuse had made two consecutive starts at second base since being called up from the taxi squad Sunday. The Dodgers faced left-handed starting pitchers in both of those games, but Neuse will end up taking a seat Tuesday despite Seattle bringing another southpaw (Marco Gonzales) to the hill. Max Muncy will shift over to the keystone to replace Neuse while Edwin Rios picks up a start at first base.
Manager Dave Roberts said Neuse will be recalled from the taxi squad ahead of Sunday's game against the Padres, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports. Neuse is slated to start at second base in the series finale in San Diego.
The Dodgers added Neuse to the 26-man active roster as a replacement for everyday second baseman Gavin Lux (wrist), who was placed on the 10-day injured list. While Neuse will get the nod at second base in his first game with the big club, the Dodgers are likely to use a three-man rotation at the position while Lux is sidelined. Chris Taylor and Zach McKinstry are the other candidates to pick up work at the keystone during Lux's absence.
Neuse was optioned to minor-league camp Thursday.
Neuse was traded to the Dodgers in early February, prior to the team re-signing Justin Turner. That move always made it likely that Neuse would begin the season in the minors, though he could return to the big-league club as a depth infielder as needed during the campaign.
Neuse and Gus Varland were traded from the Athletics to the Dodgers on Friday in exchange for Adam Kolarek and Cody Thomas, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Neuse made his big-league debut in 2019 and had a .250/.295/.304 slash line in 61 plate appearances, but he spent the entirety of the 2020 campaign at the alternate training site. The 26-year-old didn't have a clear path to playing time in Oakland with Matt Chapman at third base and Tony Kemp and Chad Pinder at second base, so he'll receive a fresh start with the Dodgers. Neuse also figures to have a tough time cracking the majors with his new club, but the team is currently without any clear options at third base with Justin Turner still a free agent.
Neuse did not make the Athletics' 30-man roster.
Franklin Barreto, Tony Kemp and Chad Pinder all made the team, so there weren't going to be at-bats available at second base and Matt Chapman is a true everyday player at third base, so Neuse got squeezed out of the equation. Vimael Machin also made the roster ahead of Neuse as a utility player. Neuse will continue to work at Oakland's satellite camp until a need arises.
Neuse, who'll be part of the group of players taking part in the Oakland Coliseum portion of the Athletics' summer camp, could push for a spot on the Opening Day roster due to his versatility, Alex Coffey of The Athletic reports.
Neuse thrived in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League last season, slashing .317/.389/.550 with 27 home runs and 102 RBI at Triple-A Las Vegas. That led to the 25-year-old getting his first taste of the big leagues, during which he posted a .250/.295/.304 line over 61 plate appearances. Neuse had been optioned back to Triple-A shortly before spring training was suspended, but his presence in the main player pool and the recent trade of Jorge Mateo to the Padres sets up a possible competition for a utility infield role between Neuse and Vimael Machin.
Neuse will report to Oakland when teams resume workouts this week after the Athletics announced Sunday that he would be part of their 60-man roster pool.
Neuse was among the 42 players who will report back to Oakland when the team conducts its first workout Saturday, with the Athletics assigning 12 other players to an alternative training site to complete its 60-man pool. Oakland had previously optioned Neuse to Triple-A Las Vegas back on March 8, but MLB's decision to suspend its season only a few days later will allow the infielder to break camp with the big club. Expect Neuse to operate in a bench role in 2020 after striking out in 31.1 percent of his plate appearances during his first taste of the big leagues in the second half of last season.
Neuse was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday.
Neuse was in competition for the starting job at second base and a utility role, but his .531 OPS in 26 at-bats didn't make much of a mark this spring. The 25-year-old may have been bound for Las Vegas regardless since he has remaining minor-league options, unlike most of his competition (Franklin Barreto, Tony Kemp and Jorge Mateo). Neuse still figures to make his way to the majors at some point in 2020 after posting a .317/.389/.550 slash line with 27 homers last year at Triple-A.
Neuse has gone 6-for-19 with a 3:3 BB:K through his first eight games of Cactus League play.
Thanks to the patient eye at the plate he's shown so far, Neuse is sitting on a .409 on-base percentage, but his OPS rests at a less impressive .725 due to all six of his hits being singles. Neuse showed at Triple-A Las Vegas in 2019 that he has more power in his bat than his spring stats suggest, but even if he increases his slugging output in the weeks to come, he won't necessarily be guaranteed a spot on the Opening Day roster. The Athletics are staging a wide-open battle for the second base job this spring, with Franklin Barreto, Tony Kemp, Chad Pinder and Jorge Mateo all representing candidates to replace the departed Jurickson Profar. Barreto, Mateo and Kemp are all out of minor-league options and would all likely be poached by other organizations if exposed to waivers, while Pinder has been a mainstay on the bench the past three seasons because of his defensive versatility and strong track record versus left-handed pitching. That may be enough to keep Neuse -- who has three minor-league options remaining -- off the Opening Day roster regardless of how he performs the rest of the spring.
Neuse went 3-for-4 with two RBI in Saturday's 12-3 win over the Rangers.
Neuse made a productive out with a sacrifice fly to score Ramon Laureano in the first inning. Neuse also plated Mark Canha with a single in the second. The 24-year-old infielder lifted his average from .225 to .273 with the three-hit performance, which gave him seven RBI in 44 at-bats since receiving a promotion from Triple-A Las Vegas on Aug. 29.
Neuse went 2-for-4 with a double in a win over the Rangers on Saturday.
After churning out a career-best four hits in Friday's victory, Neuse offered a solid encore performance Saturday. The rookie's eye-popping 6-for-9 tally over the last two games has provided a triple-digit boost to his batting average due to his modest number of plate appearances, and it's also offered a big-league glimpse of the stellar work he'd proven capable of in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League with Triple-A Las Vegas this past minor-league campaign (.317/.389/.550 line over 560 PAs).
Neuse went 4-for-5 with an RBI single, another two-run hit and a run in a win over the Rangers on Friday.
Neuse tormented Rangers pitching from the bottom of the order throughout the night, and he subsequently came home with the Athletics' penultimate run of the night on a Marcus Semien home run that capped off Oakland's four-run ninth. Neuse has logged seven starts since his callup from Triple-A Las Vegas on Aug. 29, and he's hit safely in four of the last five of those opportunities.
Neuse will sit Saturday against the Tigers.
Neuse sits for the second game in a row. Jurickson Profar remains the starter at second base in his absence.
Neuse will sit Friday against the Tigers, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Neuse has gone 3-for-17 at the plate to start his big-league career. Jurickson Profar will start at second base in his absence.
Neuse is not starting Tuesday against the Angels.
Neuse has started three straight games, going 1-for-10 with three walks and five strikeouts to start his big-league career. Jurickson Profar starts at second base in his absence.
Neuse went 1-for-3 with a two-run double and a walk in a loss to the Yankees on Sunday.
Neuse snapped a scoreless tie in the seventh with his timely two-bagger, which also served as his first big-league hit. The 24-year-old enjoyed a banner season at Triple-A Las Vegas, slashing .317/.389/.550 with 27 home runs in the hitter-friendly environment of the Pacific Coast League. Neuse has now logged three consecutive starts for the Athletics, and it remains to be seen if he'll continue to see similarly consistent playing time the rest of the season.
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