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Dodgers Roster News: James Outman Called Up from AAA OKC

On a day of excitement for Dodgers fans, another move has been made. After trading away utility man Zach McKinstry in a trade with the Cubs, LA is calling up minor league outfielder James Outman. As of earlier this morning, reports had Outman en route to Colorado.

Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic confirmed the news.

Outman is a 6’3″ lefty-swinging outfielder that has made a bit of a mark with the Dodgers over the past few spring training camps. The 25-year-old was drafted by LA as a 7th round pick in 2018.

In 90 games split between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City this year, the prospect has posted a .279/.381/.534 triple slash line with 21 home runs and 69 runs batted in. Nice. He slowed down a bit average-wise (.225 in 22 games) after joining AAA. But overall, his on-base skills and power have been there. And his defense never takes a game off.

Whenever Outman gets into a game, he’ll be making his Major League debut.

The Dodgers and Rockies are set for game three of this four game series tonight at 5:10 PM PT with Clayton Kershaw facing Kyle Freeland.

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