The Dodgers are finding a way to make it through all of their injuries. Despite getting hit with a number of ailments that would derail any other team in MLB, Los Angeles continues to win ballgames with the players they have.
Part of that success has been putting the right guys in the right spots. Chris Taylor in particular is one guy that Dave Roberts and the Dodgers have been able to rely on all year. So when he went down with wrist soreness the day after Corey Seager broke a bone in his hand, it was concerning.
Taylor was a last-minute scratch on Sunday after the wrist issue popped up in the cage. The Dodgers chose to rest him again on Monday, though he did get in on defense late in the game. Roberts also said that he was planning on staying away from him on Tuesday.
The good news is that CT will be back in the lineup on Tuesday. Roberts said after the win on Monday that he will get the start at third base to give Justin Turner a day off. JT hasn’t really taken a start off since the doubleheader in Chicago at the beginning of the month.
On the year, Taylor is slashing .288/.425/.483 with a .908 OPS. Those numbers would all be career bests if he kept up that rate in 2021.