James Outman will be part of the Dodgers’ opening day roster, manager Dave Roberts announced Thursday.
Outman, 25, is one of the top prospects in the Dodgers’ farm system and has been a standout performer this spring.
Entering Thursday, the rookie was hitting 11-for-41 in Cactus League games, and had also impressed in backfield action.
“He’s one of the top 13 players in our organization,” Roberts said. “His talent and his performance made it an easy decision.”
With Outman on the team, filling a roster spot left vacant in the wake of Gavin Lux’s season-ending knee injury, the Dodgers’ position player pool is now established.
This is a developing story and will be updated.