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2017 Dodgers review: O’Koyea Dickson

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After seven years in the minors with the Dodgers, O`Koyea Dickson made his major league debut in 2017.

What went right

The right-hander, drafted by the Dodgers in the 12th round in 2011 out of Sonoma State, hit 24 home runs in 116 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City, hitting .246/.328/.484. In the minors in 2017 Dickson started 57 games in left fiel, 22 games in right field and five times at first base.

That earned Dickson his first major league call-up, when rosters expanded on Sept. 1. It capped an incredible week for Dickson, whose son was born just a few days earlier.

Dickson was 1-for-7 with two walks in his cup of coffee with the Dodgers. He appeared in seven games, including one start in left field in his major league debut on Sept. 2 in the second game of a doubleheader against the Padres.

What went wrong

Dickson suffered a left shoulder subluxation in September that required surgery, one that could impact his readiness at the start of the 2018 season.

He was placed on the 60-day disabled list on Sept. 29, when Tim Locastro was called up for the final three days of the regular season.

Dickson was sent outright to Triple-A on Nov. 6 to make room on the 40-man roster when Logan Forsythe‘s 2018 club option was exercised. With seven years of minor league experience under his belt Dickson opted for minor league free agency.

2017 particulars

Age: 27

Stats: 1-for-7, 2 BB in 7 games

Salary: MLB minimum of $535,000, pro-rated for his time in the majors; roughly $90,000.

Game of the year

Dickson got his first major league hit on Sept. 23, a third-inning, pinch-hit single to center field against Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner.

Roster status

Dickson is a free agent, with apparent interest from the Rakuten Eagles in Japan’s Pacific League.