The Dodgers are 11 games into their season and had yet to place someone on the injured list. That feels like a win coming off of the 2021 season when it seemed like someone was hurt every week. But that streak appears to be coming to an end this afternoon.
Gavin Lux was scratched from the Dodgers lineup late on Tuesday evening. He was reportedly experiencing back tightness, and that bumped Cody Bellinger back into the lineup. Doc later added that he was not sure when Gavin was going to be available for them again.
“Gavin is doing well. Just the back flared up, so I don’t know his availability. I would kind of put him in the class of day-to-day, and we’ll see how he feels Wednesday morning.”
But it was not Gavin who ended up on the injured list. Instead, the Dodgers added Andrew Heaney to the IL this afternoon. The team is calling it shoulder discomfort for the left-handed hurler. He is coming off of two very good starts in which he combined to pitch 10.1 innings and has yet to be charged with a run.
Heaney has also struck out 11 batters and walked just 3. He’s been able to do that by changing up his pitch mix, something the Dodgers really wanted to focus on this year. In his place, Los Angeles recalled infielder/outfielder Zach McKinstry from Triple-A OKC.
McKinstry had a hot start with the Dodgers in 2021, but an oblique injury completely derailed things. When he did return from that injury, he was never the same. He got just 29 at-bats in the second half and ended up with 2 hits.
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