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Dodgers News: LA Expected to Select Kolten Wong as September Call Up

We have made it to the month of September, and that means there is only a month left in the baseball season. It feels just like yesterday that Opening Day was upon us, and now we are into the expanded rosters part of the baseball season.

For the Dodgers, they have a nice lead in the NL West, so they have the luxury to tinker with the roster over the next few weeks in preparation for the playoffs. Manager Dave Roberts said that he doesn’t expect much change from right now, but there could be some players that get called up.

One of the players who is expected to be called up by the team is infielder Kolten Wong.

“Kolten Wong played only three games with OKC, but his 7-for-13 (.539) performance – highlighted by a 413-foot home run – was enough to earn a promotion, according to multiple sources. The Dodgers have yet to announce the transaction.”

Per J.P. Hoornstra of The OC Register

The veteran has been playing well in Triple-A after he signed on with the Dodgers recently. The team likely wants to see how he could be of use for the ballclub down the stretch of the year and maybe even into the playoffs.

Despite only appearing in three games for OKC, the Dodgers believe it has been enough time to warrant a call-up. Wong had some solid seasons in the big leagues with the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers, so the hope is that he can replicate that.

He did struggle during his stint in Seattle this season, but a change of scenery could do him some good.

“Wong’s left-handed bat could potentially boost the Dodgers at either second base or shortstop. The Dodgers have rotated through a variety of middle infielders this season, spurred by a season-ending injury to shortstop Gavin Lux in spring training and the offensive struggles of rookie second baseman Miguel Vargas.”

Per J.P. Hoornstra of The OC Register

The former first-round pick could provide the Dodgers with another bat down the stretch of the season, and if anything, he can give them another body to rest some of their other players.

Let’s hope he can produce and stay with the team going forward.

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Matt Levine

Matt earned a Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Louisiana State University in 2021. He was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, growing up a huge fan of the Dodgers and Lakers. Matt Kemp was his favorite Dodgers player growing up.

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