The Dodgers appear to have caught a break with their player health following Friday night’s game. In the win against the Rangers, both Max Muncy and Cody Bellinger had to depart with separate injuries. But the good news is that Cody appears to be fine and should play Sunday.
The bad news is that there is looming uncertainty with Max Muncy. After launching a homerun in the first inning, Muncy came out of the game and was replaced by Albert Pujols at first base. The Dodgers were calling it side soreness, though Dave Roberts was hesitant to call it an oblique issue.
Doc did admit on Saturday that there was some thought into playing Muncy on the 10-day injured list to give him a chance to rest. That would not only allow the Dodgers to call someone up, but it would also make it so that Muncy could continue to nurse the sore ankle.
If he does need to go on the injured list, the hope is that it will be a short one. Muncy has been one of the Dodgers’ best hitters in 2021 and losing him for any period of time hurts. An oblique injury sidelined McKinstry for weeks, though the team has not run tests on the side soreness to confirm.
Roberts also said that the Dodgers were flying Luke Raley out to Los Angeles in case Muncy or Bellinger needed an injured list designation. Based on what he said about Bellinger, it seems more than likely that Muncy would face the IL.