The Los Angeles Dodgers injuries continue to pile up as the season goes on, and some Dodgers fans have been asking about the injury updates of their starting pitchers, including right-handed flamethrower Frankie Montas.

Questions arise ever more as the Dodgers don’t have a set 5th starter in their rotation.

The news is not good if fans are trying to see Montas in action anytime soon. Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported that the 23-year-old second-year player will miss 4-8 weeks due to a broken rib he suffered while in the minor leagues.

Dodgers News: Pitching Preview vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The Dodgers had planned on promoting Montas to the team on Friday, but will now go with Nick Tepesch against the Pittsburgh Pirates. In a corresponding move to allow room for Tepesch on the roster, the Dodgers designated outfielder Will Venable for assignment.

Montas was acquired last December as part of the trade that also sent Trayce Thompson to the Dodgers from the Chicago White Sox.

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