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Dodgers’ Manager Says Andy Pages Will Stick Around ‘Awhile’

The Los Angeles Dodgers called up Andy Pages from Triple-A Oklahoma City a little over a week ago to breathe life into a struggling outfield.

So far, so good.

“Very impressed with Andy,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “I think one of the things that we bet on (with) Andy was the head, that he wasn’t going to be overwhelmed being here. Certainly, he’s not. Sure, there have been some struggles, striking out at times. He just didn’t panic.

“I think it’s something that we all believed in Andy. But you have to see it to validate it and justify it as far as at this level. But it’s not surprising, I don’t think, (to) anyone in this organization or any of us that have been around him. He just has that hit tool that I talk about. It’s not a one-piece swing. He’s a hitter first with some power behind it. I like it.”

With Jason Heyward on the injured list and not expected to be back anytime soon, Pages could be with the big-league club for a while. He’s already had eight hits (for a .258 average) – five of them for extra bases (three doubles and two home runs).

How long does Roberts plan to keep Pages up?

“Well, everyone’s idea of awhile is relative,” Roberts said with a smile. “So – yeah, he will. My version is, yes, he will.”

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Maren Angus

Maren Angus-Coombs was born in Los Angeles and raised in Nashville, Tenn. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and has been a sports writer since 2008. Despite being raised in the South, her sports obsession has always been in Los Angeles. She is currently a staff writer for Dodgers Nation and the LA Sports Report Network.


  1. ” hitter first THEN power…”. Are you listening Chris ?! we don’t need 3 run blasts once a month, just some contact. Seeing eye singles aren’t sexy, but they keep the line up moving. Outman’s chasing, common sophomores, but CT3 is just no Barrell n Wiff. Huge difference. Ones mechanical, the other is just loss of speed and power (CT3). I feel bad for Chris, but he’s cooked now. Only fn guy yesterday for us that didn’t get on base – and I’m including 1 at bat pinch hitters: Barnes walked, Kike single, Rojas hit I think, CT3 0-3 PA.

    1. I agree with everything you said, CT3 feels the pressure now that PAGES is here and to stay, so like you said get back to putting good swings on the ball and stop trying to hit a HR every at bat.

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