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02/10/12 6:16 PM EST

Mitchell clears waivers, is outrighted to Triple-A

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers on Friday outrighted infielder Russell Mitchell to Triple-A Albuquerque after he cleared waivers.

Mitchell had been designated for assignment on Monday to make room on the 40-man roster for reliever Todd Coffey, who signed Friday as a free agent.

Mitchell, who turns 27 next week, had brief Major League callups the past two seasons, hitting .151 with four homers in 101 at-bats. He was originally drafted by the Dodgers in 2003.

He underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left wrist for torn cartilage last September.

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