LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers recalled outfielder Zach Reks from Triple-A Oklahoma City and placed right-handed pitcher Edwin Uceta on the injured list with a left lumbar strain.
Reks, 27, will be recalled for the second time in his career after making his Major League on June 21 and going 0-for-2. He has spent the majority of the season in Oklahoma City, batting .325 (52-for-160) with eight homers and 29 RBI in 42 games. In 298 career minor league games, he has batted a combined .303 (324-for-1068) with 43 homers and 174 RBI. The Chicago, IL native was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 10th round of the 2017 First Year Player Draft out of the University of Kentucky.
Uceta, 23, heads to the injured list for the first time in his career and is 0-3 with a 8.10 ERA (15 ER/16.2 IP) and 18 strikeouts in 11 games (one start) for the Dodgers. The Dominican Republic native has been with the Dodgers organization since signing as international free agent on July 2, 2016. In parts of six minor league seasons, he has posted a 20-14 record with a 3.77 ERA