Logan Forsythe, the Dodgers’ lone major offseason acquisition, will return to the lineup Tuesday.
Forsythe broke his toe and was placed on the DL April 19. He was initially expected to miss just two weeks, but strained a hamstring during rehab. Over a month later, he’s back.
Today, the #Dodgers reinstated Logan Forsythe from the 10-day DL and optioned Josh Ravin to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 23, 2017
Josh Ravin was recalled when Julio Urias was demoted a few days ago. He was optioned to open Forsythe’s spot.
“It’s not ideal,” Forsythe said at the time of the injury. “But they are optimistic about it not being a typical break or fracture or whatever they called it. So it’s not four to six weeks. They’re saying maybe two weeks and get back out there.”
That wasn’t the case, but Forsythe’s absence wasn’t as damaging as it could’ve been thanks to Chris Taylor. With Justin Turner on the DL, Taylor will still receive consistent at-bats. Forsythe will shift over to third.
Logan Forsythe will replace Turner at third base when Forsythe comes off the DL on Tuesday.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) May 19, 2017
Logan Forsythe, who will get the "lion's share" of the time at third base starting Tuesday, is taking grounders at third base: pic.twitter.com/DTcPv7mqeF
— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) May 21, 2017
Forsythe gives the Dodgers another right-handed hitter; a key aspect in his acquisition. Once Turner returns, Taylor can become a super sub spelling Forsythe, Turner and Corey Seager regularly.