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Elbert clears waivers, accepts Triple-A assignment

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LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers did some Minor League roster shuffling on Thursday, including the outright to Triple-A Albuquerque of left-handed reliever Scott Elbert, who cleared waivers after being designated and accepted the assignment.

Darwin Barney, the former Gold Glove second baseman acquired from the Cubs on Tuesday for Minor League pitcher Jonathan Martinez, was activated by Albuquerque to work on shortstop and third-base skills before he is recalled by the Dodgers.

The club also moved infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena from Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga to Albuquerque, where he began a five-game suspension for triggering a brawl last week while on an injury rehab assignment.

To make room for the additions, Trayvon Robinson was placed on the disabled list, Walter Ibarra was sent to Double-A Chattanooga and Brian Cavazos-Galvez was released.

Elbert, a first-round selection (17th overall) by the Dodgers in the 2004 First-Year Player Draft, was designated for assignment on Tuesday. He last pitched in the Majors on Aug. 26, 2012, as he's tried to work his way back from Tommy John surgery in 2013.

Michael Lananna is an associate reporter and Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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