Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Former Top Prospect

Outfielder Oscar Mercado has made a notable move in his baseball career, signing a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

This decision follows his recent choice to opt out of a similar deal he had with the San Diego Padres just days prior.

This change places him in a new team within the competitive National League West division.

At 28 years old, Mercado brings both experience and potential to the Dodgers' roster.

His primary position as an outfielder and his impressive performance in Triple-A this season make him an interesting addition. With a batting line of .308/.379/.544 across 283 plate appearances in Triple-A, Mercado has showcased his hitting prowess.

Furthermore, his versatility in all three outfield positions and adept base-stealing skills offer the Dodgers a valuable multi-dimensional player.

Mercado's signing comes at a significant juncture, as the Dodgers navigate their roster needs and the challenges of the season.

The team's depth in the outfield is underscored by his addition, which could prove even more crucial given the absence of Jake Marisnick due to injury.

As rosters are set to expand in September, Mercado has a chance to impress further and potentially earn a call-up to the major league roster, highlighting his determination to contribute at the highest level. Photo Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports