The Los Angeles Dodgers posted tonight’s lineup they will be playing against the Chicago White Sox and Cody Bellinger is not in the starting lineup, which is an extremely rare occurrence.
Tonight's Dodger lineup vs. White Sox:
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— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 16, 2017
Cody Bellinger has started nearly every single game since his promotion to the big leagues. He has logged 98 games in so far in his Major League career, recently boosting his batting average up to .275 and he is sitting at 34 home runs, which is one away from Mike Piazza’s Dodger rookie record.
Taking his place at first base today is Rob Segedin, who was just recently activated, taking Chris Hatcher’s spot on the roster, after dealing with multiple injuries over the course of the 2017 season. Segedin contributed a good deal in 2016, adding to the Dodgers’ depth at the corner infield spots, and essentially has taken over Scott Van Slyke’s role in the organization.
Bellinger will most likely not get another off-day this month, so giving it to him while the Dodgers play one of the weakest teams in baseball is probably the best idea.
Yu Darvish will also be making his semi-long awaited Dodger Stadium debut tonight, on his 31st birthday.