The Triple-A affiliate of the Dodgers, the Oklahoma City Dodgers, saw some important roster changes to begin the month of July. One of the team’s best hitters opted out of his deal and is now on a major league team.
Jahmai Jones opted out of his minor league deal on Saturday despite being one of the top players in OKC. In the Pacific Coast League, Jones was top 10 in both on-base percentage and OPS.
Jahmai Jones took an opt out in his contract and has been released by the #Dodgers.— Alex Freedman (@azfreedman) July 1, 2023
Was having an outstanding season with OKC, slashing .292/.427/.542. Ranked in PCL's top 10 in OBP & OPS.
Great guy with tons of personality and energy. Wish him the best!
It didn’t take long for Jones to find a new team to play for. Two days later, on July 3rd, Jones signed with the Milwaukee Brewers and got his first at-bat in the major leagues since 2021 later that night.
In that at-bat, Jones had a bases-clearing three-run double that tied the game for the Brewers. The hit completed the team’s comeback as they were down 6-0 at one point in their game against the Cubs.
Jahmai Jones comes through to tie it in his first game as a Brewer!— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) July 3, 2023
The Cubs led 6-0 in the 3rd!
Jones is in his third stint in the major leagues with his third team. The second baseman made his debut in 2020 with the Angels. In the three games he played in the shortened season, he hit .429 with an RBI and two runs.
He got another opportunity to play in the big leagues the next year in Baltimore. Jones’ stint with the Orioles lasted 26 games, and he hit .149 with 26 strikeouts.
The Dodgers signed Jones to a minor league contract nearly a year ago but he never saw the field in Los Angeles. The Dodgers are loaded with infield depth and a lot of things would have had to happen for Jones to get his shot.
The 25-year-old, however, might have found a place he can stay for a while in Milwaukee. The Brewers are short on second baseman and are looking to throw him in at outfield for a couple games.
He’s already impressing early on in Milwaukee.
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