The Dodgers made a move ahead of their series-opening game against the Padres, as they recalled outfielder Zach Reks from Oklahoma City. In the move, the team optioned reliever Edwin Uceta.
Reks, 27, will be making his major-league debut whenever he enters a game for the Dodgers. That’s always awesome to see, so an early congrats to Reks!
The outfielder has been great in AAA this year. In 32 games, Reks has a slash line of .341/.445/.577/1.022 with five home runs and 19 RBI. In 288 career games in the minors he is hitting .305 with an OPS of .873.
Per Alex Freedman, Reks had reached base in 30 of his 31 starts this season. He’s ranked in the top 4 of Triple-A West in doubles (14), runs (32) and OBP (.445), and his 23 runs scored and 12 doubles since May 29 are both tied for most among all Triple-A players.
Oh, and he also has plans for a non-profit coffee company to help minor leaguers.
The Dodgers now have seven outfielders on their active roster. They’re also back to having 13 position players and 13 pitchers as well.
Uceta gets sent back down, where he had a very rough Sunday. After a clean seventh inning, he allowed five runs on three hits in the eighth inning. In 14 1⁄3 innings with the Dodgers this season, he’s allowed a total of 13 runs to score.