Dodgers: Complete List of September Call-ups

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September 1st is here, and you know what that means. September call-ups are here! The Dodgers made a flurry of moves as rosters expanded below are all the moves the Dodgers made today.

Clayton Kershaw

As expected Kershaw is activated and will start the opening series against the Padres. Kershaw was nursing a back injury for the second consecutive season. All reports have been that Kershaw is fully healthy and is looking to use the last month of the season as a tune up before pitching in the postseason.

Andre Ethier

Ethier was expected to join the team in San Diego despite having some neck discomfort earlier this week. There’s no doubt that Ethier’s presences is going to go a long way for this Dodger club that has a nice mixture of veterans and young players. Ethier will join the team as their primary left-handed bat out of the bench. Nice to see the longest tenured Dodger join the team right in the mist of the playoff push.

Alex Verdugo

The much anticipated major league debut from top offensive prospect, Alex Verdugo. Dodger fans are well aware of the hype Verdugo brings to the team and had a first glance at him earlier this year during the World Baseball Classic. But today he makes his Dodger debut and will make his first career start. Dave Roberts said that the plan for Verdugo is to play at a consistent level. It will be difficult to find a spot for him in the lineup, but if Verdugo has anything close of an impact like Cody Bellinger did, this team just got a whole lot scarier.

O’Koyea Dickson INF/OF

Dickson has had a breakout year in the Dodgers minor league system. In Triple-A Oklahoma City Dickson hit .248 with 24 homers and 76 RBI. Dickson is a niceness versatile piece for to an already versatile bench. I’m interested to see how his speed translates in the bigs. He only has 4 stolen bases on the year, but he has the tools to be a threat on the bases. Dickson will be a nice player to help give regulars rest.

Rob Segedin

Segedin makes his long awaited return to the big leagues. A much more proven “prospect” has been a victim of a deep Dodger club in the big leagues. Segedin made his big leagues debut last season and has done fairly well in his limited playing time with in the bigs. Segedin only owns a .225 career batting average but has a pair of homers and 12 RBI in 43 at-bats in the majors. Segedin provides added depth at first base and the outfield.

Next: Starting Pitchers August Grades

There are still more players to Ben called-up as the Dodgers roster gets expanded from 25 players to 40. We’ll keep you posted on other prospects who could potentially play a big role for this club as they get ready for the postseason. Some names I’d like to keep a close eye on are Trevor Oaks and Walker Buehler. These are some arms that could help give the regular pitchers some relief to prepare for the regular season. If you ask me, who am I most excited to see, it would be a toss up between Verdugo and Dickson. Verdugo isn’t the top choice, but I’ll be looking to see if he can help the team in the postseason. While for Dickson, he has that Puig-like power that could transcend this league.