The Dodgers are playing against the Pirates tonight in Pittsburgh. Coming off of a series sweep in Chicago, getting a win against the Pirates should have been a given. But a tough start with the bats put them in a hole early, despite the strong start from Julio Urias.
But in the 6th inning, Chris Taylor fouled a ball hard off of his knee. The Dodgers utilityman went down for a minute before limping around the diamond. A check from the training staff and Dave Roberts resulted in him staying in for the at-bat. Taylor went on to strike out looking before limping out of the box.
The following inning, the Dodgers chose to replace Taylor on defense. Max Muncy ended up shifting over to second base and Gavin Lux went out to left field to fill out his spot. Taylor has struggled lately, so removing him from the game might have been the best call.
We’ll have more information on this as it comes out. But it seems more than likely that the Dodgers wanted to be cautious with him.
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