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Dodgers: Cody Bellinger Taking Great Strides in His Road to Recovery

The Dodgers could be close to getting Belli back in the lineup!



The Dodgers have been hit hard by the injury bug in the first few weeks of the season. They’ve had All-Star talent go down with aches and pains, but have found the right pieces to keep them grinding out wins. 

One of those guys injured early on was Cody Bellinger. The former NL MVP was stepped on at first base in the Athletics series two weeks ago. The Dodgers placed him on the injured list after an MRI revealed a hairline fracture in his leg. 

The Dodgers look like they could be without Mookie Betts after taking a fastball off of his forearm on Monday. But the good news is that Bellinger is on the mend and is taking big steps towards a return. Dave Roberts provided an update on Monday afternoon. 

Cody is with us and had a really good day of work. He did some light jogging, taking some swings, played catch, he’s going to take some balls off of the bat I think. So today was a good considerable day, hopefully he comes out of today feeling good and we’ll continue to progress. 

Bellinger still has a few hurdles to get through on his road to recovery. In terms of his timelines, the Dodgers would be allowed to activate him at any point this week. It’s unclear what the plan is at this point though, as they will likely wait until he feels 100 percent ready to go. 

On Tuesday, Doc added that Cody may likely head to the club’s alternate site at Camelback Ranch in Arizona to pick up at-bats and get back up to game speed before returning to the team.

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Few teams are built to withstand a deluge of injures like the Dodgers. But even with the number of guys falling like flies, they’ve found a way to win 13 games and win the division. The important thing now is to make sure that everyone is healthy. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. Hope we get these two back soon because Smith and Rios look like they are lose! How about bringing up Ruiz and sending Smith down? He’s a better hitter and defensive catcher. Just a thought .

  2. I have to comment on these injuries. What a b**** to lose two superstars like Cody and Mookie. These guy play hard and are defensive greats. I don’t believe I have ever seen them f up. They are fun to watch but I am willing to support anyone who can do it just as good. There are two players I am watching right now and I think everyone will agree. I am stopping there. Ready for tonight

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