MILWAUKEE -- Blake DeWitt still hasn't rented an apartment in Los Angeles.
The 23-year-old infielder from small-town Missouri who was the Dodgers' feel-good story of last year doesn't know where he fits in the team's plans this season.
But he's fine with that.
"It'll take care of itself," DeWitt said.
DeWitt is in his fourth stint in the majors this season and seventh in two years. He was most recently called up from triple-A Albuquerque on July 5 to provide the Dodgers with an extra left-handed bat off the bench while Manny Ramirez played his way back into shape.
With Ramirez already looking like he's ready to play nine innings on an everyday basis and Manager Joe Torre thinking of adding an extra arm to the bullpen to start the second half of the season, DeWitt could be sent down to the minors soon. Torre said again Friday that he doesn't want a player of DeWitt's age to spend so much time on the bench.
"Whatever I can do to help this team out -- if that's me being here pinch-hitting, if that's me coming in for a double-switch, if they need me to get at-bats in Albuquerque -- I'm happy to do that," DeWitt said.
DeWitt said he doesn't feel he has been hurt by the frequent shuttling between triple A and the majors.
He said he feels more comfortable pinch-hitting, something that was completely foreign to him until the Dodgers started using him in that role in spring training. He has spent time on the bench picking the brains of veterans Mark Loretta and Brad Ausmus, asking them what they would try to do in certain situations.
And he has had results.
DeWitt hit the first pinch-hit home run of his career Tuesday. When he pinch-hit in the seventh inning Friday, he moved Matt Kemp from second to third by driving a ball deep to center field.