It only took a few days for the Dodgers to sign a castoff from their least intimidating division rival. Colorado is usually a place where careers die — just ask Kris Bryant — so LA really did Alan Trejo a favor when they signed him to a minor league contract on Monday. Congratulations Alan Trejo, you’re not a Colorado Rockie!

Trejo has been a consistent Quadruple-A call-up for Colorado over the past three years, but he made the Opening Day roster this season after putting on a strong showing during spring training. While Trejo has a track record as a fantastic Triple-A player, he has never been able to make things stick in the majors. Before he was eventually DFA’d by the Rockies on June 29 and declared free agency, he was hitting .143 with a .325 OPS in 28 games.

The Dodgers immediately put him to work in Triple-A; he made his debut for OKC just a day after the contract became official and went 2-for-3 with two hits and an RBI in a stellar first run with the club.

Trejo has always been a fantastic hitter in the minors. In 12 games with the Albuquerque Isotopes last year, he hit .370 with a 1.028 OPS, and even with a larger sample size the year before (67 games), he hit .296 with an .882 OPS. But he’s never been able to translate that to the bigs. So while Trejo’s line after his first game with OKC (.667/.800/1.333) leaves plenty of room to be excited about what he could do with the Dodgers’ vastly superior minor-league system and player-development trajectory, whether they can get him over the bridge remains to be seen.

Still, it’s pretty clear why the Dodgers went after Trejo. Second base has been a pretty desperate spot since Gavin Lux moved there at the beginning of the season. His defense has been fine, but his bat has gone cold. With Miguel Rojas mostly at short in the absence of Mookie Betts, second is backed up by Kiké Hernández, who also hasn’t hit this season.

It appears (or we can hope) that Lux will be dealt to any team that wants him at the trade deadline, but if Betts’ recovery falters or the Dodgers decide to move him back to the outfield instead of the second base, they’ll have to find internal replacements, and that’s where Trejo could fit in. If that happens, he’ll be closer to a World Series ring than ever before. Congratulations Alan Trejo, you’re a Los Angeles Dodger.