The Dodgers are all too familiar with injuries, and this season is no different! Of course it began before the season did when Andre Ethier and Hyun-jin Ryu were placed on the DL. Half way into the season, we are dealing with an all new set of problems.

It was announced on Wednesday that the Los Angeles Dodgers will be placing utility player Kiké Hernandez on the 15 day disabled list with left rib cage inflammation. In addition to this, the Dodgers moved lefty starting pitcher Alex Wood to the 60 day DL retroactive to May 30th.

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While it’s never good news to see a player get placed on the DL, especially a fan favorite such as Kiké, minor league pitcher Brock Stewart is the beneficiary of the move as he took Hernandez’s spot on the 25-man roster. Hernandez becomes the 9th current Dodger on the disabled list and after crashing into the wall during Tuesday’s game with the Milwaukee Brewers, Joc Pederson may soon be the 10th.

Alanna Rizzo tweeted out Thursday morning that sending Pederson to the DL is still not out of the question!

This of course is in addition to Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw being sent home early from the current road trip to have his back examined by team doctors.

To top things off, in Wednesday’s game Puig was seen limping his way to first base in the top of the 8th and was pulled from the game immediately; however, Roberts is hopeful he will remain in the lineup for Thursday’s game.

This season the Dodgers have been especially snakebitten by injuries and as they sit six games behind the San Francisco Giants for 1st place in the NL West, the last thing they need is more. Everyones fingers will crossed that Kike will make a speedy recover and be back on the field in all his rally banana glory as soon as possible.

The Dodgers continue their series with the Brewers Thursday morning with first pitch set for 11:10 AM PT. Don’t forget, Thursday is also the last day to vote for the All Star Game so make sure to vote for our boys in blue!

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2 Responses

  1. yarritsblake

    Injuries, injuries and then more injuries.  So at this point in the year these players have had, or are still on, the DL: McCarthy, Ryu, Wood, Montas, Garcia, Puig, Hernandez, Van Slyke, Kendrick.  And these guys have dealt with lingering injuries that haven’t put them on the DL: Gonzo, Turner, now apparently Kershaw too.  Oi vey.

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  2. Michael Norris

    This is not a championship caliber team. That was evident months ago. They are out manned and out gunned by the Giants, Nats, Cubs, Cardinals……Not resigning Greinke was a monetary more than a long term decision. We have a lot of promising kids in the system, but they are just that…KIDS with little experience nor the stamina to face the rigors of a long season. Add to that the injuries suffered by key pieces, and the die has been cast. It would take more than one key acquisition to even help this team. Especially if the FRANCHISE is out any length of time. Think the Giants are not salivating at the possibility of the Dodgers losing Kersh for any period of time? This team could be 10 games out by the all star break………

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