Report: Dave Roberts have confirmed key man to stay with Dodgers

Dodgers fans will love Dave Roberts’ comments on Andy Pages’ immediate future in Los Angeles.
Andy Pages was called up to the big leagues exactly 11 months after undergoing shoulder surgery, and he made his major league debut with the Dodgers.

Aside from Teoscar Hernandez, the Dodgers’ outfield has provided little offensive performance. During his eight games with the Dodgers, Pages has given the bottom third of the lineup new life and lifted it out of the cellar. He has also impressed manager Dave Roberts.

“Very impressed with Andy,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “I believe one of the things we bet on (with Andy) was his brain, that he wouldn’t be overwhelmed coming here. He certainly isn’t. Yes, there have been

Some challenges, including striking out at times. He simply didn’t panic.
“I think we all believed in Andy. But you need to see it to validate and justify it at this level. But I don’t think that comes as a surprise to anyone in this organization or anyone who has worked with him. He merely has the hit tool I said. It isn’t a single-piece swing. He is mostly a hitter with some power to back it up. “I like it.”

He has seen time in right and center field, filling in for the injured Jason Heyward and forming a platoon with James Outman, who does not start against lefties.

“I love him defensively – he’s engaged,” remarked Roberts. “It’s a plus-plus right field arm with accuracy.”
Without a firm timeline for Heyward’s recovery and Chris Taylor’s persistent problems, Pages will most likely remain with the Dodgers for some time.

“Well, everyone’s definition of awhile is relative,” Roberts remarked with a smile. “So – yes, he will. My version is that he will.

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