Dodgers injury round-up: May to throw to face hitters Wednesday

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - SEPTEMBER 01: Relief pitcher Dustin May #85 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on September 01, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - SEPTEMBER 01: Relief pitcher Dustin May #85 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on September 01, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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The latest injury updates came out for the Dodgers. Dustin May and Max Muncy are among those working their way back to full health.

Prior to Tuesday’s game, there was a group of injury updates concerning the Dodgers.  Here is a round-up of all the latest injury updates:

May on the mend

Dustin May will throw to batters on Wednesday as he works his way back from getting hit in the head by a line drive.  May’s role will also be decided.  May has made two relief appearances and both outings he got into trouble with the bases loaded.  It will be interesting to see if he gets sent back to the bullpen.

Max Muncy’s next step

Max Muncy is also ready to begin the next phase of his recovery which will also come on Wednesday.  Muncy will take ground balls and if everything goes well he will then look to start hitting.  Max’s injury may be more of a pain tolerance type situation as it was when Chris Taylor returned from his fractured wrist.

Joc is OK

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Joc Pederson slammed into the short wall in right field on Monday night while recording a key out.  Although he left the game, Joc just has bruised ribs and will likely play on Wednesday.  Joc did say that he might be able to come off the bench on Tuesday.

Chris Taylor is also nursing a minor injury after fouling a pitch off his foot in Monday’s game.  Taylor’s status is questionable for Tuesday’s game although he could become available if needed.  CT3 bashed two home runs in Monday’s game.

Minor league news

Austin Barnes will rejoin the Dodgers on Friday.  Barnes was recently promoted when Russell Martin went on the bereavement list but was then optioned back down.  Barnes could still be a candidate for the postseason roster given his defensive superiority over Martin.  He will need to show some life with the bat to make a serious run at a postseason roster spot.

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Kyle Garlick and Edwin Rios will not be called up according to Dave Roberts.  Both prospects have filled in at times when the Dodgers were banged up.  Garlick and Rios will likely play at AAA again next season due to the Dodgers’ logjam in the outfield.  Matt Beaty also ranks ahead of Rios on the infield depth chart.