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Alex Verdugo will join Dodgers Friday in San Diego

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The Dodgers initial wave of September call-ups will include their top position player prospect. The club will promote outfielder Alex Verdugo to the big leagues when roster limits expand on Friday, manager Dave Roberts told reporters on Thursday in Phoenix.

The 21-year-old outfielder, drafted by the Dodgers in the second round in 2014, hit .314/.389/.436 with 27 doubles, six home runs and four triples in 117 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City this season. The left-hander had more walks (52) than strikeouts (50), and had a 41-game streak of reaching base via hit, walk, or hit by pitch from June 4 to July 26, the second-longest streak in the minors in 2017.

Verdugo was ranked as the No. 27 prospect in baseball by Baseball Prospectus at midseason, and rated No. 35 by Baseball America.

Our David Hood tabbed Verdugo as the fourth-ranked Dodgers prospect at midseason.

With Oklahoma City Verdugo played all three outfield spots, starting 55 games in center field, 45 games in right field, and eight games in left field.

The Dodgers will need to make a corresponding move Friday to create room on the 40-man roster for Verdugo, as well as for Andre Ethier, who is expected to be activated from the 60-day disabled list this weekend in San Diego.