Dodgers Place Cody Bellinger on Injured Record With Calf Drawback – NBC Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Dodgers have positioned former NL MVP Cody Bellinger on the injured checklist with a bruised left calf.
The World Sequence champions made the transfer Friday earlier than Bellinger and his teammates acquired their championship rings forward of the Dodgers’ house opener towards Washington.
Bellinger was unintentionally spiked by Athletics reliever Reymin Guduan on Monday whereas beating out an infield single within the ninth inning of the Dodgers’ 10-3 win in Oakland.
Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts mentioned they’d not seen “important” enchancment in Bellinger’s leg for the reason that damage, however the outfielder was already jogging and shifting. He missed the ultimate two video games of Los Angeles’ collection in Oakland.
“All of the checks say it’ll be a short-term lacking of time somewhat than a long-term, which is nice information throughout,” Roberts mentioned.
Bellinger batted .211 with two RBIs within the first 4 video games of the season. He’s eligible to return April 16 when the Dodgers open a collection in San Diego.
Mookie Betts additionally wasn’t within the beginning lineup for the Dodgers’ house opener towards Washington as a consequence of again stiffness, however Roberts thought the previous AL MVP might be accessible to pinch-hit. Betts was scratched from Wednesday’s recreation in Oakland.
Versatile veteran Chris Taylor took Bellinger’s typical beginning spot in middle area for the Dodgers’ house opener. Zach McKinstry began for Betts in proper area.