Another day, another injury: Brock Stewart goes down.

Stewart is shut down due to shoulder tendinitis, according to multiple reports.

That’s bad news for all involved, obviously. Instead of competing for a rotation spot, Stewart has to reboot back to day one. As Gurnick noted, the setback means Stewart won’t be ready to contribute when the regular season begins.

The 25-year-old Stewart made his MLB debut last year, pitching in seven games (five starts) with a 5.79 ERA. He showed some promise that led many to believe he’d earn a starting job out of spring training. The Dodgers’ plan, at least on the surface, leaned more as starting him in Triple-A first.

Injuries took a heavy toll on the 2016 Dodgers, and they’ve already started back. But that’s part of the game. L.A. has arguably the best depth in the league and while losing Stewart isn’t optimal, it won’t set the team back.

On the positive end of the spectrum, Stewart should be completely good to go by May (at the latest), if the Dodgers need him in the majors.

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