Dodgers call up top prospect Cody Bellinger to help outfield

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He was the top ranked first baseman.

While continuing to grow into his 6-foot-4 frame and develop his power, he found himself on the cover of Baseball America's preseason issue.

The left-handed hitting Bellinger, 21, one of the top prospects in the minors, was batting.343 with five homers and 15 RBIs in 18 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

"With the injuries that we have Cody gave us coverage anywhere in the outfield, at first base", Roberts said.

22 days into the season, the Dodgers have waited long enough for Bellinger's arrival. "But I'm not anxious one bit and I know they're not anxious one bit".

Center fielder Joc Pederson is the latest to go on the DL, landing there Monday with a right groin strain. It's not yet known the severity of Pederson's injury, but Bellinger's presence in the lineup should help fill the void in the outfield.




Bellinger is the son of former big league infielder Clay Bellinger and has learned from his dad what it takes to be a major leaguer.

The time has come Dodger fans and the team's top prospect and baseball's top first base prospect will be joining the club on the big league roster.

. "He just had a attractive swing".

"Yeah, obviously I think that's the ticket to the big leagues", Bellinger said during the Freeway Series. "It's probably not Texas or Florida yet, but they have great talent coming out. From day one to now where I'm at, it's going to be a fun year".

The Los Angeles Dodgers are having issues with their outfield depth.

"For me, I just want to be consistent". "And obviously, the more positions you can play the better - for now and the future".

Judging how his baseball career has gone so far, it may be great stuff.

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