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Dodgers: Dave Roberts Talks Max Muncy Injury, Plan for Julio Urías

Roberts spoke on the recent wrist fracture of Muncy and the plan for Urías upon his return.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 02: Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates a solo homerun from David Freese #25, to take a 1-0 lead over the Philadelphia Phillies, during the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium on June 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts talked to Sports Net LA recently about the injury to Max Muncy, his timeline for a return, and the imminent September roster shake-up.

Here is the link to the full conversation below:

Max Muncy Injury

When asked about the expectations on a Max Muncy return timetable, Roberts had the following to say regarding the situation:

“From what I understand, it will be a couple weeks and then he should be back with us.”

Although there is a present fracture to Muncy’s wrist, hearing that the timetable does not jeopardize any of Muncy’s availability for October is obviously fantastic.

When Roberts was asked whether the two week timetable was for a return to baseball activities or for an actual return to the Dodgers lineup, Roberts exuded confidence regarding Muncy:

“Two weeks is realistic and not overly optimistic. This gives him ample time to get ready for the postseason.”

Roberts also went on to say that Muncy’s case, although not the best-case scenario, is not the worst-case scenario either:

“Knowing that it could have been of the 4-6 week variety absolutely makes this good news.”

September Roster Moves

Asked about the upcoming roster expansion, Roberts responded with some interesting names:

“I know Stripling will be activated. Floro will be activated. You look at the current roster and who we have as far as availability, we have only two days to go to figure out who could potentially be. Dustin [May] is not going to start. It is process of elimination.”

Roberts discussed his desire to deploy May in something of a hybrid role.

The Plan for Julio Urías

Reporters asked about the organization’s plans for Urías upon his return and Roberts replied:

“Our plan is to have him active on the 3rd. So to what extent, we haven’t decided yet — to make a start on September 3rd or to come out of the pen. He had a good one..over at Rancho Cucamonga. We will know more soon, but we expect him back on the 3rd.”

September is just about here and things are about to get weird.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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  1. Every team goes through a rough patch. Most of the wild card wannabes had 2 month long slumps. The Dodgers had horrible stretches the last couple years where they slumped for weeks and still made the WS. Talent doesn’t just disappear, they’ll be back.

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