It’s spring again and games are officially taking place. All is right with the baseball world, right?

Actually, that isn’t fully true. Moreover, Cody Bellinger has joined the MASH unit. Ken Gurnick of has the skinny, and while it doesn’t sound like anything major with the word ‘precautionary’ mixed in; it’s something to keep an eye on.

Bellinger is going to be held out of workouts for a few days by the team for a sore back. Still, things tend to go from ‘precautionary’ to an item quickly. That’s the fluid way of the sports injury world. However – with Bellinger young and spry – this should dissipate within a few days.

And if he’s feeling good, you’ll see more clips like this one:

We will monitor the ongoing situation. Let’s all remember, it’s spring training. Guys haven’t worked their motors like this in a few months. Equally important, at the end of the day it’s about being ready for game one of 162.

This may get a few guys like Alex Verdugo a few added plate appearances from a positive standpoint. Should the injury linger, the Dodgers boast in-house replacements with versatility like Kíke Hernandez and Chris Taylor who could slide to the outfield.

Get healthy in time for the DN crew arrival next weekend, Cody.

Update (Sunday AM):

Ken Gurnick says that Bellinger is feeling better already. This is positive news!

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