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Dodgers: Edwin Rios to Have Season Ending Surgery



The Dodgers were dealt another tough blow on Wednesday, as they gave an update on the injured Edwin Ríos.

The announcement comes a few days after the team placed Ríos on the IL with shoulder inflammation. It also helps to explain why Ríos was struggling so much offensively.

A torn labrum is no joke, and while it is uncertain when he received the injury, it wouldn’t be surprising to find out that Ríos attempted to play through it until the pain was too much. Back when Edwin was only expected to be out a short while, Dave Roberts came to his player’s defense amid his struggles at the plate.

“Edwin, he’s not an excuse maker, so he’ll never use it as an excuse, but I certainly believe that the shoulder affected performance largely, yeah,” Roberts said after Ríos was placed on the injured list. “Just to take a breath, I think it’ll be good for him mentally, physically, emotionally, just to get a reset.”

Now that the team knows it will be without Ríos for the rest of the year, it will be interesting to see what direction they take to replace him. Players like Luke Raley and DJ Peters would be expected to fill in for now, but this could potentially force the Dodgers to look at the trade market going forward.

Related: Corey Knebel Updates on Injury Status, Timetable for Return

Even with his offensive struggles, Edwin Ríos was expected to be a key piece for the defending champs. Let’s hope that he is able to make a full recovery and be ready to contribute once again in 2022.

Written by Daniel Palma

Daniel is an avid sports fan who loves his hometown teams. If he's not watching baseball, you can find him playing or coaching. No matter what, he'll always root for the Boys in Blue!

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  1. With Belli and Z. Mck. ( 2 LH bats) eventually coming back and Beaty & Lux maturing, they might need another guy who can play 3rd occasionally to rest up JT and bat from the right side because Neuse is not cutting it even if it’s cheap. It might be interesting to inquire the temperature w/ Kris Bryant’s animosity between him & the Cubs. A big RH bat and versatile defender will definitely strengthen the line-up. I say give the Cubs 3 major- leaguers ( Neuse, Raley,and Peters) for him. Shhhhhhhhhh….. they all have potential.

    • That is good…..real funny….hahahahaha! But have to sell it that they played for the World Champion Dodgers… can’t be too cheap to get some quality.

      • actually none of the 3 were on the World Series team last season. I do agree we need a RH bat sooner or later

        • Yeah, I know ….. but we can always call our beloved LA Dodgers as World Champions forever! But those 3 must somehow be traded for better quality ball players that can perform @ championship level to sustain the Dodgers standard of excellence.

  2. This is unbelievable news. It seems half of Dodger injuries result in the worst possible scenario. Neuse needs to grow up in a hurry.

  3. With all the injuries happening the Dodgers might want to re-evaluate their conditioning and strength coach/staff

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