Corey Seager Inching Nearer to Return – NBC Los Angeles
The damage bug bites all groups from time-to-time, however the Los Angeles Dodgers appear to at all times be the principle course.
The reigning World Sequence champions had a complete of 10 gamers on the injured listing through the shortened 60-game season in 2020. In complete, these 10 gamers spent a mixed 248 days on the injured listing.
Over 60 video games into the 2021 season, and the Dodgers have already doubled final season’s complete.
As of immediately’s date, accidents have made 21 gamers miss a complete of 696 days on the IL, totaling over $17 million in wage to injured gamers.
The primary blow got here on April fifth, when 2019 Nationwide League MVP Cody Bellinger went on the IL with a hairline fracture to his left fibula. Bellinger suffered the damage whereas making an attempt to beat out an infield single in a 10-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics simply 5 video games into the season.
One other devastating damage got here when reigning World Sequence MVP Corey Seager was hit by a pitch and fractured a finger in his proper hand on Might 15. The shortstop is anticipated to overlook between 4 and 6 weeks earlier than he can return.
Now that Bellinger and super-utility participant Zach McKinstry have returned, the Dodgers are lastly getting again to full energy.
Listed below are the newest updates on all of the Dodgers accidents:
Caleb Ferguson (Tommy John Surgical procedure) – Ferguson felt one thing in his left elbow on September 15, 2020 towards the San Diego Padres. After placing out the primary batter he noticed, Ferguson knew one thing was incorrect and instantly gestured to the coaching workers to return out of the dugout. An MRI a day later revealed “a reasonably good tear” of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his throwing elbow, requiring Tommy John surgical procedure. “I really feel horrible,” Dodgers’ supervisor Dave Roberts stated on the time. Ferguson underwent the surgical procedure in Los Angeles every week later and is anticipated to be out for the rest of the 2021 season.
Tommy Kahnle (Tommy John Surgical procedure) – Kahnle solely pitched one recreation with the New York Yankees in 2020 earlier than feeling important discomfort in his proper throwing elbow. An MRI revealed a tear in his UCL, and Kahnle underwent Tommy John surgical procedure on August 4th. The Yankees outrighted Kahnle in October and he opted totally free company the place he signed a two-year contract with the Dodgers. Los Angeles supplied the take care of the understanding that Kahnle can be recovering for everything of the primary yr of the contract. Kahnle is anticipated to overlook the 2021 season however be prepared in time for spring coaching of 2022.
Brock Stewart (Tommy John Surgical procedure) – Stewart returned to the staff that drafted him within the offseason and was seen as a minor league pitcher that would present depth when referred to as upon. Nonetheless, Stewart entered spring coaching with elbow points and will by no means get again to 100%. Stewart lastly went in for some imaging and noticed a problem together with his UCL. He underwent Tommy John surgical procedure on Might 13 and will probably be out for the rest of the season.
Corey Knebel (Proper lat muscle) – Knebel’s damage is likely to be probably the most important and impactful of all for the Boys in Blue. After a resurgence to start out the season, Knebel appeared to have recaptured his All-Star type from the 2017 season when he was the nearer for the Milwaukee Brewers. Early within the 2021 season, Dave Roberts confirmed large belief in Knebel, inserting him into high-leverage conditions, together with two transformed save alternatives. Nonetheless, after showing in one other pressure-packed state of affairs towards the San Diego Padres on Friday, Knebel threw a ball-four breaking ball into the dust that bounced ft in entrance of the plate. He instantly grimaced in ache and pointed to his proper triceps muscle. Later exams would reveal it was a lat damage, and Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts advised reporters on Saturday that he was positioned on the IL and would miss “a number of months.” Roberts completed by saying he believes Knebel won’t want surgical procedure and can return to pitch for the staff this season. Knebel was moved to the 60-day IL on Might 2.
Edwin Rios (Proper shoulder surgical procedure) – Rios struggled to start out the season going 4-for-54 with a 0.78 batting common. Rios advised reporters that he felt discomfort within the shoulder all through the 2021 marketing campaign, however when it wasn’t getting higher regardless of around-the-clock remedy, they’d imaging exams carried out that exposed a torn labrum. The physician suggestion was surgical procedure to restore the tear and it was scheduled for Thursday, Might 19 in Los Angeles. Rios will miss everything of the 2021 season, however is anticipated to make a full restoration.
Dustin Might (Tommy John surgical procedure) – Might skilled a capturing ache in his proper elbow throughout a begin on Might 2 towards the Milwaukee Brewers. Might instantly left the sport and underwent exams a pair days later in Chicago. Imaging revealed a torn UCL in his proper elbow, and Tommy John surgical procedure was beneficial. Might underwent Tommy John surgical procedure on Might 12 and will probably be out for the rest of the season and into the 2022 season.
Scott Alexander (Left shoulder irritation) – After a couple of days of coping with left shoulder irritation, the Dodgers lastly despatched Alexander to the IL on Might 6, retroactive to Might 3. Joe Kelly got here off the IL in a corresponding transfer. On June 9, after greater than a month on the IL, Alexander was moved to the 60-day IL and can’t return till Friday, July 2nd on the earliest.
Corey Seager (Fractured finger in proper hand) – Seager was hit by a 94MPH sinker from Ross Detwiler and instantly went to the bottom writing in ache. Seager tried to stroll to first base, however keeled over once more and got here out of the sport. X-rays later that night time revealed a fracture within the fifth metacarpal bone on his proper hand. It’s the lengthy bone on the bottom of the pinky finger situated simply above the trapezium. It was a non-displaced fracture, and won’t require surgical procedure. Seager will stay in a forged till the fracture heals and is anticipated to overlook between 4 and 6 weeks. On Friday earlier than the sport, Seager was seen on the diamond throwing and fielding floor balls. Roberts stated that Seager has even begun to take two-handed swings with a tennis ball. We count on it to be at the very least two extra weeks earlier than Seager is ready to go on a rehab project.
Garrett Cleavinger (left forearm irritation) – Cleavinger was positioned on the injured listing on Tuesday (retroactive to five/17) with left forearm tightness. His timetable is unknown, however the damage just isn’t thought-about to be critical. He is eligible to return off the IL on Saturday.
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (proper calf damage) – Tsutsugo went on the IL on Wednesday with a calf damage. Dave Roberts stated the damage had been bothering Tsutsugo for weeks, and will enable the Japanese utility participant time to do a rehab project whereas additionally getting extra at-bats to search out his velocity and rhythm on the plate. Tsutsugo’s IL transfer corresponded with RHP Tony Gonsolin coming off the IL and beginning on Wednesday night time in Pittsburgh.
Dodgers Harm Updates are offered all through the season.