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.

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.

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.

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