Dodgers Briefing: New batter’s eye, injury updates, Chico mania

Max Muncy, Los Angeles Dodgers. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
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GLENDALE, ARIZONA – FEBRUARY 20: Pitcher Edwin Uceta #92 of the Los Angeles Dodgers (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

2. Three players added to the injured list

As the Dodgers still wait for six players from their 40-man roster to report to summer camp (Tony Gonsolin had been missing, but reported yesterday), the team announced three players have been added to the 10-day Injured List – Edwin Uceta, Cody Thomas, and Zach Reks – without providing reason as to why.

Player pool: While none of Uceta, Thomas, or Reks are on the 40-man roster, all three were included on the Dodgers’ initial player pool. Players must be included on the player pool to be eligible to play this season. They cannot be removed without being released, traded, suspended, or suffer serious injury (including Covid-19 exceptions).

Cody Thomas: The 25-year-old left-handed hitter was hitting the cover off the baseball in the Cactus League before play was suspended. He hit 5 home runs in 12 games, batting .318/.333/1.091 along the way. He is coming off a strong season in Double-A Tulsa where he hit 23 home runs and drove in 76 RBIs.

Edwin Uceta: The 22-year-old right hander is coming off a strong season at Tulsa (AA) and Rancho Cucamonga (A+) where he made 24 combined starts and went 11-2 with a 2.77 ERA.

Zach Reks: After quitting baseball in 2014, Reks found his way back to the sport and arrived at his first big league camp this past spring. Playing for both Tulsa (AA) and Oklahoma City (AAA) last season, he batted .291/.385/.536.