Raley was recalled Wednesday from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
The rookie outfielder replaces Keibert Ruiz, who was sent down Monday, on the active roster. Raley, who has hit just .206 in 34 at-bats this season, figures to fill a part-time role in the Dodgers' injury-troubled outfield.
Raley was optioned to the Dodgers' taxi squad following Tuesday's doubleheader with the Cubs, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
Designated as the Dodgers' 27th man for the twin bill, Raley went unused in both contests. He'll likely stick with the Dodgers for the remaining four games of its road trip before reporting to Triple-A Oklahoma City next week.
Raley will join the Dodgers as the 27th man for the second half of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Raley received his first 39 MLB plate appearances in April but didn't do much with them, hitting just .206/.308/.324. He'll serve as a bench bat in the nightcap.
Raley was optioned to the Dodgers' alternate training site Thursday.
Raley had started five of the last seven games, and he slashed .206/.308/.324 with a home run, two RBI and 12 strikeouts in 14 games during his time on the active roster. However, he'll now return to the team's alternate training site after righthander Mitch White was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list in a corresponding move.
Raley will start in right field and bat eighth Thursday against the Padres, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
Zach McKinstry (back) was a late scratch from the lineup, forcing Raley into a starting role. The Dodgers are also without Chris Taylor (back), Gavin Lux (wrist) and Cody Bellinger (leg), which could give Raley the opportunity to see increased playing time in the short term.
Raley is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres.
Raley will take a seat after going 3-for-13 with a home run while starting each of the past three games in left field. Though he'll bow out of the lineup with lefty Blake Snell on the mound for the Padres, the lefty-hitting Raley could still see semi-regular work against right-handed pitching while two everyday players in Cody Bellinger (lower leg) and Gavin Lux (wrist) are both on the shelf.
Raley went 2-for-6 with a home run and two RBI in Friday's victory over the Padres.
The rookie got the Dodgers on the board in the fifth inning with a 436-foot solo shot for his first major-league home run. He drove in another run in the 12th inning on an infield single. Raley hit 20 homers in the minors in 2018, so he has the ability to provide some power when given the chance to play. The 26-year-old may not have many opportunities when the Dodgers return to full health, however.
Raley was recalled prior to Friday's game against the Nationals, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
This is the corresponding move to Cody Bellinger (left calf contusion) landing on the 10-day injured list. Raley has big raw power and is a shaky defensive option, so he will primarily provide left-handed power off the bench, although he could see the occassional start in the outfield corners while Bellinger is on the shelf.
The Dodgers optioned Raley to their minor-league camp Monday, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
Raley is expected to report to Triple-A Oklahoma City as he begins his second stint in the Los Angeles organization in 2021. The Dodgers -- who previously selected Raley in the seventh round of the 2016 first-year player draft -- reacquired him from the Twins last February, but he didn't get the chance to play in 2020 due to the cancellation of the minor-league season.
Raley did not make the Dodgers' active 30-man roster.
Though he's part of the team's 40-man roster, Raley was never expected to compete for an active roster spot this season. The 25-year-old will head to the team's alternate training site where he'll continue to be developed after a strong showing in his first stint at the Triple-A level last season.
Raley was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports.
Raley got off to a hot start at the dish in spring games, but it wasn't enough to earn him a spot on the big-league roster to open the 2020 campaign. He'll begin the season at Triple-A, where he hit .302 with seven homers, 21 RBI and four stolen bases in 33 contests a year ago.
Raley is hitting .385 (5-for-13) through six spring training contests.
Raley leads the Dodgers with five hits thus far, two of which have gone for extra bases. On the less promising side of the coin, the 25-year-old has struck out four times and has yet to draw a walk. Raley is expected to open the season in Triple-A; he hit .302 and slugged seven home runs at that level as a member of Minnesota's farm system last season.
The Twins have agreed on a deal to send Brusdar Graterol, Raley, and the 67th pick in the 2020 draft in exchange for Kenta Maeda and cash, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Raley spent the majority of his 2019 season with Triple-A Rochester, hitting .302/.362/.516 with seven home runs, 28 runs scored and 21 RBI in 138 plate appearances. The 25-year-old was drafted by the Dodgers in 2016, and traded to the Twins as a part of the Brian Dozier deal in 2018. Raley returns to Los Angeles as an outfield prospect with big-time left-handed power.
Raley was added to the Twins' 40-man roster Wednesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Raley enjoyed his best minor-league season since rookie ball in 2019 with a .302/.362/.516 slash line, so the Twins opted to protect him from the Rule 5 draft. The 25-year-old played in only 33 games for Triple-A Rochester after suffering a dislocated tendon in his left ankle in May, but he returned for the final stretch of the MiLB season.
Raley (ankle) began a rehab assignment in the Gulf Coast League on Thursday, going 1-for-4 with a solo home run.
He has been out with a dislocated tendon in his left ankle since mid-May, but is making a run at getting back to Triple-A this season. He is not on the 40-man roster, so he is unlikely to make it to the big leagues this season.
Raley needs surgery on a dislocated tendon in his left ankle, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Raley has been on the 7-day injured list with what had been termed an ankle strain, but the issue is apparently worse than that. Recovery from the procedure is expected to keep him out for a few months.
Raley was placed on the 7-day IL at Triple-A Rochester with a left ankle strain.
The injury comes at a poor time as he was off to a hot start at Triple-A, hitting .302 with a .878 OPS and seven home runs. The 2016 seventh-round pick has had a solid, but unspectacular minor-league career, as he had 17 homers and an .822 OPS at Double-A last season. Still, he could be a late bloomer at age 24 and get a chance at reserve outfielder role in the majors this season if healthy.
Raley went 2-for-3 with a triple, a double and four RBI in Thursday's spring game against Boston.
Raley drove in a pair in the second inning on a triple to right field, and he plated another run in the fourth on a double to left. His fourth RBI of the day would come in the seventh inning on a sacrifice fly. Raley is now 5-for-18 with five RBI and a run scored this spring and could start the season at Triple-A Rochester given his prior success at Double-A. The former seventh-round pick slashed .275/.345/.477 with 17 homers and 53 RBI a year ago with Double-A Tulsa.
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|2019||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||33||126||28||38||6||0||7||21||7||42||4||0||.302||.362||.516|