It’s no secret that the Dodgers’ starting staff is a little gassed right now. After a very long stretch of games, those starters have been leaned on heavily. So much so that the team needed to dig into their farm system to make things work out the past month.
But the good news is that help is on the way. One arm that should be returning soon is Andrew Heaney. The Dodgers looked like they had turned him into a whole different player in his 2 starts before being injured. And now, he is taking the next steps to get back.
#Dodgers Andrew Heaney said he’s been feeling good following his bullpen sessions. He’s going to simulate three innings tomorrow. Still no real set timetable on when he’ll face hitters, but he’s progressing well.
— Juan Toribio (@juanctoribio) May 25, 2022
Heaney struck out 10 batters in 10.1 innings of work and allowed just 4 total hits. If the Dodgers can get him back healthy, it will be huge for their rotation as well as their bullpen. Heaney returning likely means that guys like Mitch White and possibly Tyler Anderson return to longer relief roles.
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Dodgers fans hoping to get Juan Soto out west this Summer might be very disappointed. The superstar’s agent said this week that there is no way he is going to be traded, though it does seem possible that the Nats would want to move him at some point.
If Mookie Betts was having problems early in the season, those appear to have gone away. And Dave Roberts thinks that he is back to playing MVP level baseball…and the numbers support it. So does Mookie.