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Dodgers' top prospect Zach Lee joins Lookouts

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CHATTANOOGA (Lookouts) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Tuesday that top prospect Zach Lee has been promoted to Chattanooga and will make his Double-A debut Wednesday for the Lookouts against Mississippi.

Lee, a right-handed pitcher who entered the season as the organization's top-ranked prospect by both Baseball America and MLB.com, went 2-3 with a 4.55 ERA in 12 starts for high-A Rancho Cucamonga this season.

The 2010 first-round pick worked 55.1 innings, yielding 60 hits and 10 walks while striking out 52.

Lee spent the 2011 season playing for the Great Lakes Loons (A), where he went 9-6 with a 3.47 ERA and 91 strikeouts in 109 innings.

In addition to being ranked as the top preseason prospect in the Dodgers' organization and the 62nd overall prospect in baseball, Baseball America listed Lee as having the best control among all franchise's pitching prospects.

In a corresponding move, right-handed reliever Eammon Portice was reassigned from Chattanooga to Ranch Cucamonga. Portice made eight relief appearances for the Lookouts, going 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA.

The Lookouts open a five-game series on the road against the Mississippi Braves Tuesday night, but return home Sunday to play a three-game homestand against the Tennessee Smokies.

Information provided by Chattanooga Lookouts Media Relations.

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