Dodgers: Infield grades for the month of April

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Aug 17, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner (10), second baseman Chase Utley (26) and shortstop Corey Seager (5) celebrate win against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Dodgers defeated the Phillies, 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 17, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner (10), second baseman Chase Utley (26) and shortstop Corey Seager (5) celebrate win against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Dodgers defeated the Phillies, 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 18, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Logan Forsythe (11) reacts after suffering a right toe contusion after being hit by a pitch in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies during a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

. Logan Forsythe. B-. . Second Base

When the Dodgers traded their talented young prospect Jose De Leon to Tampa Bay this winter, they received a versatile and cheap option at second base in Logan Forsythe. Forsythe was a solution to the team’s lefty struggles, and it looked to be paying off in the first few games of the season. Sadly, 14 days into Forsythe’s Dodgers career, he fractured his toe and is currently still sitting on the disabled list.

Before Forsythe broke his toe, he was playing quite well for the team. He had a .295/.407/.341 slash line (.429/.536/.524 against lefties) before he found himself on the DL, which shows what kind of player he is.

He isn’t a power hitter despite what his 20 homers last year show. He will, however, fight to get on-base and give you those intangibles that you can’t find in every player. His high on-base percentage will attest to that, and when he makes it back to LA, he will fill a big hole in the Dodgers’ lineup.

Forsythe has had a few rehab games over in Rancho Cucamonga but did recently suffer a setback, which is worrisome. He is, however, starting to get healthy again and like I said, should be back in Los Angeles in no time to fill the gap over at second base. For the time being though, his replacements have more than pulled their weight for the team.

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