The Dodgers are getting closer and closer to have their team at full health. Less than a full week into Spring Training games, some of their normal starters are getting back to 100 percent health and gearing up for a full season.
One of those guys could be Cody Bellinger. There were some doubts that Bellinger would be ready to get into games by the end of Spring Training within the last couple of weeks. The Dodgers outfielder underwent surgery to correct an issue in his right shoulder that caused multiple dislocations.
The most notable dislocation of Bellinger’s shoulder came during a celebration during the NLCS. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts gave an update in early January that Bellinger had yet to pick up a bat. Worries surrounding that news were quelled when a video surfaced of Bellinger taking hacks in a cage last week.
Bellinger gave an update to SportsNet LA this week on his progress. According to him, he expects to be in Dodgers Spring Training games by the later part of next week. Bellinger also said that he feels as though he is ahead of schedule in terms of where he should be in his progression.
The news is perfect timing for the Dodgers and for Bellinger. After a slightly down year in 2020, he will no doubt need some time to figure out things with his swing. Bellinger spent a lot of last Spring and Summer Camp toying with his mechanics.
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