Andy Pages, one of the top Los Angeles Dodgers prospects and MLB Pipeline’s No. 63 overall, began the year with Double-A Tulsa and impressed before earning a promotion to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Pages hit .284/.430/.495 with three home runs, 12 doubles, 25 RBI and 23 runs scored while stealing seven bases across 109 at-bats for the Drillers. The 22-year-old made his Triple-A debut last month, going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and a walk, but that was his only game before suffering a shoulder injury.
Now, Pages will be delayed in resuming his career at OKC as he is out for the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum, according to Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic:
In Dodgers prospect news, Andy Pages (No. 67 in @keithlaw’s preseason top 100) underwent surgery last week to repair a torn labrum, sources tell The Athletic.
Suffered the injury in his first Triple A game after posting a .925 OPS in Double A. On track to be ready for spring.
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) June 4, 2023
Pages was added to the Dodgers’ 40-man roster during this past offseason to protect him from the Rule 5 draft. The club can now clear up a space by placing Pages on the 60-day injured list, but they would first need to recall him.
The outfielder was unlikely to make his MLB debut this season, but Pages could have pushed his way into the plans for 2024 with a strong showing. Pages will now need to prove himself at Triple-A next year and faces an uphill climb to make the Opening Day roster.
However, with the nature of shoulder surgeries, Pages may take some time to regain his power, which has been his calling card. That could potentially push his timeline even further away.
In news that may have been somewhat related, the Dodgers signed Kole Calhoun to a Minor League contract and assigned him to OKC. Calhoun provides Major League depth and gives the OKC Dodgers another outfield option with Pages unavailable.
Andy Pages won Player of the Week honors in April
Prior to his promotion, Pages was named the Texas League Player of the Week for April 6-16.
During the stretch, he hit .393/.561/.750 over nine games, with most of his damage against the Midland RockHounds, reaching base 19 times in 29 plate appearances and driving in 10 runs across six games, including a two-homer performance.
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