Dodgers Quick Hits: Injury updates, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Bullpen
The Dodgers are one week away from expanded September rosters. Here are the latest updates on their plethora of injured players.
This evening on ESPN’s nationally televised Sunday night game, the Dodgers will go for a series win against the Yankees. The Yankees are the team trailing the Dodgers for home-field across Major League Baseball so the Dodgers have a chance to pick up another game on them and own the tiebreaker if both clubs finish with identical records. Here are the latest injury updates for the Dodgers:
Alex Verdugo: Dugie has begun baseball activities for the Dodgers and will return during the regular season, but his return will come after September 1st. He last appeared in a game on August 4th against the Padres and is working his way back from an oblique injury. His return will cut playing time for Joc Pederson who has struggled in the second half.
Rich Hill: The man formerly known as “D. Mountain” threw a bullpen session on Saturday and will throw one more bullpen before he throws to live batters. Hill last pitched on June 8th against the Giants and is trying to return and make prove he is healthy and ready to be the Dodgers’ fourth starter in the postseason.
Ross Stripling: Sticking with the players weekend theme, “Chicken Strip” will pitch three innings for the Dodgers’ Arizona summer league team on Tuesday. If Strip comes out of the outing feeling ready to go, he will return on September first. He will be a long reliever when he returns to the club.