Dodgers recall OF Zach Reks

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers recalled outfielder Zach Reks from Triple-A Oklahoma City and optioned right-handed pitcher Edwin Uceta to Triple-A.

 

Reks, 27, will be recalled for the first time in his career after spending the last five seasons in the Dodgers minor league system. His next appearance will be his Major League debut. In 288 minor league games, he batted a combined .305 (314-for-1031) with 40 homers and 164 RBI. This season, he was hitting .341 (42-for-123) with five homers and 19 RBI for Triple-A. 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, returned for his fourth stint with the Dodgers and allowed five runs in 1.2 innings for the Dodgers in yesterday’s game. He has appeared in eight games for the Dodgers, posting an 0-2 record with a 6.28 ERA (10 ER/14.1 IP) and 16 strikeouts. 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 3.78 ERA