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Dodgers Injuries: Mookie Remains Out, Joc Progressing

The Dodgers have two outfielders with injury updates today.



The Dodgers’ outfield has taken a little bit of a beating this Spring Training. For the most part, it’s luckily just been the aches and pains of camp that are expected. For Mookie Betts, it was more of a food-related issue. Joc Pederson had a sore side that has kept him out of games, but that is changing.

Joc has not been able to pick up a bat for the Dodgers aside from a few workouts this week. Pederson experienced a side issue earlier in camp and has been slow-played until this point. Him getting into games is a good sign though, even if they are minor league games. At this point, getting consistent at-bats is all he needs to be ready by Opening Day. 

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Mookie Betts was a late scratch from Friday evening’s lineup. Dave Roberts described the issue as a stomach problem. Betts is once again out of the lineup Saturday and will not play until Wednesday night. 

UPDATE

It was confirmed to be food poisoning for Betts.

And there’s a new timeline for the MVP to return to the lineup. (No word on where he ate yet.)

For the Dodgers, this is probably the best-case scenario in terms of injuries. Joc looks to be well on his way back, and Mookie’s issue is hopefully just a case of some bad food. Expect the two outfielders back sooner rather than later.

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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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