The Dodgers can’t wait to get their superstar outfielder back into the lineup. And while he is scheduled to be back in Los Angeles by Saturday, Cody Bellinger had a few more minor league at-bats to get in first.
Bellinger played another game with the Oklahoma City Dodgers on Thursday night. He went 1-for-4, but that was not the storyline of the game. Instead, it was what the former NL MVP did after the game that left an impact.
Bellinger stuck around and signed autographs and interacted with fans in El Paso. The Dodgers outfielder also made a young fans day when he gave him his cleats after the game. Pretty cool thing to see from someone of his fame.
I’ve seen a lot of big leaguers make rehab stints covering MiLB. #Dodgers All-Star OF Cody Bellinger was first class tonight. Signed autographs, interacted with fans, our cameras and even gave this young lucky fan his cleats after the game. You love to see it. #KTSM9Sports pic.twitter.com/LsFHRjK4to
— Andy Morgan (@AndyMorganTV) May 28, 2021
Bellinger has been out of the Dodgers lineup since the second series of the year. He was stepped on while running to first base in a game against the Oakland A’s/ Originally set to be out of the lineup a few days, a hairline fracture was discovered in his leg.
The return has been slow and steady, but the Dodgers are ready to get their guy back. It’s incredible that even without him, they are just a half game off of the best record in baseball right now. The NL West might have missed their chance to make a run.