It seems as though the Dodgers cannot catch a break when it comes to injuries, in the sense that as soon as some good news comes, bad news follows. The entire internet has been ecstatic to see Andre Ethier on the field again, especially since that means that he may rejoin Los Angeles sooner rather than later. Well the bad news has come, this time in the form of Scott Van Slyke.

Van Slyke will be undergoing season ending surgery on his right wrist in order to get rid of cysts and scar tissue. In 52 games this year he was only hitting .225 with 1 home run and 7 RBIs, but that is a comment on how randomly he would play as opposed to his ability. His talent and personality will undoubtedly be missed in the clubhouse.

Another outfielder who has not seen play in quite a while is Trayce Thompson. Thompson has been on the 60-day disabled list since August 7th with two fractures in his back. Surprisingly, he remains hopeful that he will be back in Dodger blue by this season. He will have his back looked at next week, so heres hoping he receives good news!

In Clayton Kershaw news, he was seen playing catch on Saturday before the game which is great news. Almost too good. The MVP has been undergoing bullpen sessions and games of catch quite frequently. Even better, he is scheduled to face live hitters in a simulated game next Tuesday according to Dave Roberts!

On a side-note, Roberts was also asked about the possibility of calling up Yasiel Puig in September, to which he responded that it has not been determined yet.

As the season is coming to a close, our injury woes seem to be becoming less and less important and more hopeful. The team has made it so far even with our stacked disabled list; they have proven they can succeed. The addition of players like Clayton Kershaw and Andre Ethier will be crucial to making this team unstoppable.

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