Dodgers fans have been waiting a long time for their lineup to be back at full health. With so many injuries that have torn through their entire roster, getting the key guys back has long been a goal for the franchise. They’re getting a step closer to that this weekend.
The Dodgers announced on Friday afternoon that Cody Bellinger will be making a return. The former NL MVP is going to be in the Dodgers lineup on Saturday and Sunday playing against the Giants. This will be his first appearance since the second series of the year against Oakland.
Bellinger will immediately slot back into centerfield to give Chris Taylor some time away from the outfield. CT3 has spent most of his time out there since he went down with the fracture in his leg. That also allows Dave Roberts to shift some guys around as necessary.
But the good news is that Bellinger is back. The Dodgers have insisted that they will not bring him back up until he is 100 percent and able to patrol centerfield. It appears that is the case after about a week’s worth of games with Triple-A OKC.
The Dodgers also announced that Zach McKinstry is coming back with Bellinger. He will not immediately slide into the lineup though, as Doc said he would only play one game over the weekend. McKinstry is recovering from an oblique strain that sidelined him in April.