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Dodgers News: Zach Reks Gets Called Up to Potentially Make His MLB Debut

Big news as the Padres series kicks off.



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. 

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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. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. I wish Reks well. Let’s see what he can do, even if it may only be for a few games.
    With Uceta and White back in Triple-A, Santana having been recently traded and Nate Jones now out of the picture, does this mean Dodger fans can breathe, just a little bit, when the Dodgers are trying to protect “insurmountable” leads. Lol

  2. so we send down a pitcher(should he have been up here in the first place) bring in another outfielder….what is AJ hurt again…Meanwhile in Chicago….Joc is now on fire….streakeee streakee streakee….
    But Good News…..our Mgr Dave “Nero” Roberts isn’t concerned,as we have two of our hero’s back second or third gam vs Diego…( Soda says Muncy is out another 10 days at least, as he too isn’t concerned on how bad it is)

  3. Who? Another in the long line of future HOF’ers the Dodgers have called up recently.

    What the heck happened to Keibert Ruiz?

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