Reks' contract was purchased by the Dodgers on Friday, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports. A 27-year-old outfielder, Reks is several years older than the typical prospect who gets protected from the Rule 5 draft, but the Dodgers clearly felt his proximity to the majors and above-average left-handed power would have been appealing to other teams if he had not been added to the 40-man roster. This is a very talented 40-man roster, so Reks will have a hard time earning more than a part-time role in the coming years.
Reks (undisclosed) has not yet joined the team at its alternate training site, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports. Reks has been away from the team since July 8, though the Dodgers have yet to give a reason for the outfielder's absence. The 26-year-old was included on the 60-man roster after a strong spring in which he hit .368/.556/.684 and drew eight walks.
Reks (undisclosed) did not make the Dodgers' 30-man roster. Reks has been on the 10-day injured list since July 8, and the team has not provided an update on his status. It's unclear how long Reks will be out or if he'll be sent to the team's alternate training site when he recovers.
Reks was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday for an undisclosed reason, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports. Reks was one of three minor-league players for the Dodgers placed on the injured list Wednesday, but manager Dave Roberts was unable to provide a reason why. It's unclear long Reks may be sidelined as a result. The 26-year-old had a strong spring, but he was a bit of a long shot to make the major-league roster to begin the season due to the Dodgers' talent in the outfield.
Reks has been added to the Dodgers' 60-man player pool. Reks turned many heads this spring, slashing .368/.556/.684 with eight walks in Cactus League play before spring training was suspended. This followed a breakout season at Triple-A in 2019 during which the outfielder hit .284/.382/.520 and clubbed 19 home runs. The Dodgers have a crowded outfield, so it may take an injury or two for Reks to see playing time in 2020.
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