Former North Carolina Tar Heels standout Michael Busch got a taste of the big leagues this year, coming on for the Los Angeles Dodgers a few weeks ago.
He appeared in 7 games with 23 at bats and 19 at bats for Los Angeles to fill in for Max Muncy who went to the paternity roll. Busch ultimately stayed with the team due to a roster injury.
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And it sounds like he made the most of it by getting the attention of manager Dave Roberts.
“Michael had a good show”, Roberts said through Dodger Blue. “He’s going to play some third base, some second base, some first base. Really proud of the way he handled that big place.
“Every young player wants to play, but the message was that he got the most out of watching major league players and how the game is supposed to be played; the intensity, the focus.
“I expect him to take that and come back to us at another point in the season.”
For Busch, the knock was on him as a prospect where he will play in the field. The Dodgers are placed in many positions, so it makes sense for Busch to get work around the infield to take on a relief role.
With the Dodgers expecting him back sometime this year, this early look at the majors should prove beneficial for him.