The Los Angeles Dodgers promoted outfielder James Outman from Double-A Tulsa to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday.
The 25-year-old appeared in all 68 games for the Drillers, hitting a stellar .295/.394/.552 with 17 doubles, 16 home runs, 45 RBI and seven stolen bases across 307 plate appearances.
Outman was among the top 10 in several Texas League offensive categories, including home runs (16, second), runs scored (59, third) and hits (77, fourth).
Outman is in his fourth professional season after being selected by the Dodgers in the seventh round of the 2018 MLB Draft. He is coming off a breakout 2021 season with High-A Great Lakes and the Drillers that saw him bat a combined .266/.379/.490 with 21 doubles, 18 home runs and 54 RBI in 104 games.
Outman is the Dodgers’ No. 17 ranked prospect, according to MLB Pipeline, and could make his MLB debut at some point this season. He already has a spot on the club’s 40-man roster and could receive a promotion if he continues to perform well with OKC.
In the meantime, Outman reunites with fellow Dodgers prospect Jacob Amaya, who joined Oklahoma City from Tulsa earlier this month.
Elsewhere in the Minors, Diego Cartaya moved up from Single-A Rancho Cucamonga to High-A Great Lakes.
Dodgers rosters moves
The Dodgers have made a slew of other roster moves in recent days, including selecting the contract of Jake Lamb and placing Zach McKinstry on the 10-day injured list due to neck stiffness.
Stefen Romero, who was designated for assignment by team last Saturday, also cleared waivers and was sent outright to OKC.
The Dodgers selected Romero’s contract when Hanser Alberto was placed on the paternity list last week, although he did not appear in any of the three games while being up with the Major League team.
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