The Dodgers are making some roster moves ahead of their series with the Padres on Monday. While Max Muncy and Cody Bellinger are expected back at some point this week in San Diego, they will add another outfielder into the mix.
The Dodgers made it official and called up Zach Reks to the big league squad on Monday. When Reks gets into the lineup, which could be on Monday night, he will be making his MLB debut with Los Angeles.
Reks was drafted by the Dodgers in the 10th round of the 2017 MLB draft out of the University of Kentucky. He’s hit very well at the Triple-A level this season, going 42-for-123 (.341) with five homeruns and 19 runs driven in at OKC.
Through 288 minor league games in the Dodgers organization, Reks has batted a combined .305 with 40 homers and 164 RBI’s. He can also play first base and has spent time in both right and left field at OKC.
The assumption is that Reks will provide some depth while the Dodgers wait for Muncy and Bellinger to be activated. Both are eligible to come off of the IL as of Tuesday, and Roberts said that he expects them in the second or third game.
To make room for him on the active roster, the Dodgers optioned Edwin Uceta back to Triple-A. He likely would not be available for the first 2 games of the Padres series after getting roughed up by Arizona on Sunday afternoon.