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Dodgers News: Recently-Added Kolten Wong Making a Huge Impact at AAA

It was a transaction that may have flown under the radar given the frenzy of the trade deadline just a few days earlier, but the Los Angeles Dodgers signed second baseman Kolten Wong to a minor league contract on August 9 after the two-time Gold Glover was released by the Seattle Mariners.

After a brief stop in Arizona to play for the Dodgers’ Arizona Complex League squad, he made his way to the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers earlier this week.

And since then, the 32-year-old has been absolutely raking.

He’s hit .539 with one home run and six RBI in just three games with OKC — he has played five total for the organization, including two in Arizona — and he’s posted a 1.495 OPS early on.

And that home run?

That wasn’t exactly a cheap one either.

Wong is not on the 40-man roster so it’s unlikely he comes up to Los Angeles this season — even when rosters expand from 26 to 28 on September 1 — but he still could be a name to keep an eye on for 2024.

LA’s middle infield had been a sore spot this season — an issue that led them to acquire Amed Rosario and Kiké Hernandez ahead of the trade deadline — and if Wong continues to hit at his current clip, it may be worth it for the Dodgers to bring him back next season, potentially on the 40-man at that time.

Most teams always need infield depth, and Wong’s showing early that he can provide that.


J.P. Hoornstra of the Orange County Register reports that Wong is expected to be called up when the rosters expand on Sept. 1.

Photo Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

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Matt Wagner

Matt Wagner was born and raised in southern California, and he lived there before moving to Colorado and getting his B.A. in Communications from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 2022. He relocated back to southern California in 2023 and is looking forward to covering the Dodgers again here at Dodgers Nation. Some of his past work is in Bleacher Report, Dodgers Tailgate, and, most recently, Colorado Buffaloes Wire. Aside from writing, you can probably catch him petting the nearest dog or eating some good Mexican food.

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