Last season, the Dodgers set the record for most players placed on the disabled list (28). This season is off to another rocky start.
The Dodgers have already placed 11 players on the DL, most recently losing Logan Forsythe and Rob Segedin.
#Dodgers put Forsythe (right great toe fracture) & Segedin (right great toe strain) on 10-day DL – recall Brett Eibner/Chris Taylor.
— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) April 19, 2017
Rich Hill, who the team signed to a three-year, $48 million extension last winter, has already had two stints on the DL due to recurring blister problems. Andre Ethier, who’s had his share of problems staying on the field, won’t return anytime in the forseeable future. Scott Kazmir is still out indefinitely.
Franklin Gutierrez and Grant Dayton are two role players recently sidelined. The Dodgers can’t seem to escape the injury bug.
L.A. has what might be the MLB’s best depth, but that depth seemingly always dwindles to the bone. Be it a conditioning issue, training staff problem or just the team’s aptitude for obtaining injury prone players, the 2016 trend hasn’t slowed down. And if the bleeding doesn’t stop, it could play a factor in the team’s October chances.