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Dodgers: Dave Roberts Updates Injury Status of Rich Hill and Scott Alexander

Doc updates with split news on two injured Dodgers pitchers

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 28: Rich Hill of the Los Angeles Dodgers prior to a MLB baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks during Opening Day at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, March 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles Dodgers won 12-5. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images)

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts provided some updates on injured left-handed pitchers Rich Hill and Scott Alexander on Saturday. First up, Hill.

D. Mountain apparently rebounded well from his throwing session on Thursday in Philly where he made 25 throws from 45 feet. Hill is now about 5 weeks removed from sustaining a forearm flexor tendon strain in a game where he completed only one inning.

As it stands, he is currently on schedule and should be ready to return in a starter’s role by mid-September.

As for Scott Alexander, the news wasn’t as positive.

Dodgers beat writer Ken Gurnick hits us with the surprising news that Alexander arrived at Dodger Stadium with his left arm in a brace. The injured lefty originally hit the shelf mid June with a forearm issue.

Since then, he developed a thumb issue that has now officially been labeled as a “nerve issue” and has stalled his recovery. He had been attempting to ramp up the process in Arizona at the Dodgers spring training complex as recently as last week. The nerve issue is said to be affecting his ability to feel the baseball.

With Alexander out indefinitely, and LHP Tony Cingrani already out for the season, this appears to add more fuel to fire when it comes to Los Angeles’ need for left-handed relief help.

Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

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  1. All I want to know is when are we getting “RID” of this clown Roberts?? How many games does he have to blow or near blows like like last night (07/20/19) !!!!

    • Every team loses games. Roberts has done nothing but win since coming on board. He is not a problem and would instantly have another job if the Dodgers were stupid enough to let him go. Thankfully, Andrew Friedman doesn’t do stupid.

  2. Roberts IS the reason that the game was almost lost. He brings in relief pitchers and seems to expect (or hope) that they have their best stuff. He replaces a reliever who is doing pretty well with another one and we get get an unknown result. Ride the horse that’s running well for a while. Quit setting pitchers up to fail. Roberts is ruining any sort of confidence that a pitcher may have in his own abilities. He lost me when he pulled Stripling in the 8th inning with a no-hitter against the Giants a couple of years ago. Talk about a confidence breaker! Trade Roberts to the Giants AND pay his salary. That would be the best thing that the front office could do!

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