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Dodgers Injury News: Alex Wood Hits The Disabled List

Similar to when Justin Turner returned (Chase Utley came up sore) – the disabled list has solved a problem of too many bodies in the Dodgers dugout. In this case, Alex Wood hits the 10-day disabled list. The corresponding roster move for Los Angeles is that left-handed reliever Zac Rosscup been activated.

I really appreciate the way Alex Wood has battled since his June 9th start against the Atlanta Braves. Since that start, Wood is 6-2 with a 2.59 ERA in 59 innings pitched. He’s held opposing batters to a .643 OPS during that time, and has struck out 47 batters while allowing 17 walks.

This pertains to last night against the Astros as well. Wood didn’t have his best stuff – but he kept the Dodgers in the game and his guile gave the team a chance to win it down to their final at-bat. Wood isn’t going to finish with the numbers he had in 2017. Still, he’s been an integral part of the Dodgers remaining in a battle for first place.

When Wood misses his next start, it will be the first start he’s missed in 2018.

Analysis

The bottom line is this is a very temporary thing. Imagine if the postseason started today. Wood is likely rounding out the best four starting pitchers as things stand. We have all been following the Dodgers long enough to know that this move is more about logistics than a serious injury. Yet, if you want to read about adductor tendonitis; I welcome you to do so right here. There’s a chance that Wood’s groin is barking a bit – though it hasn’t affected his performance by the numbers. The more likely scenario is that the Dodgers are covered with enough starting pitchers for the time being, and could use the extra relief arm flexibility that Rosscup will provide.

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Written by Clint Evans

Clint lives in Ohio, and played collegiate baseball. He loves the Dodgers due to his first memories of Chavez Ravine when he was nine years old. The voice of Vin Scully has been a staple in his life since he was a kid. No amount of baseball talk is ever enough, and he wishes the regular season was year round. He has written about baseball online since 2007.

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    • Definitely….adios dave……he just doesn’t get it …..we don’t need him to fly the LA Big Bird straight into the ground like he has done before!

  1. Both Utley and Wood are convenient injuries to make room on the roster and give Wood some needed rest. Utley might stay on it for awhile but expect someone else who needs a rest to get “injured” when we need Wood to start again.

  2. All true Dodger fans should be embarrassed with the last two games..and the team should just hang their heads
    Front office should wake up and dump Roberts!!!!

    • Really, Ken?!? Ever play Beat The Streak??? You’re only trying to figure out 1 or 2 who will hit that day. Try a rooster of hitters!

  3. What in the heck happen last night m.it was like you guy didn’t care.most disapointing!!!! I’ve been watching since I was a 5 year old girl I just 68years Wednesdaym.i love my dodgers.come on guys!

  4. Actually, the team had an embarrassing week, losing 5 of 7 games. No hitting, except for the one game, wasting great pitching, especially by starters, and yesterday, no pitching as well.

    • Well the inept bullpen blew another game. The two buffoons in the front office need to scan the waiver wire again to see if there are any more duds to be had. Those two mental midgets need to realize that there’s a reason these “players” are put on waivers. It’s because they suck!! Dave Roberts is slowly becoming Don Mattingly the second.

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