Dodgers Injury Update: Clayton Kershaw Moved To 60-Day DL, Rich Hill Finishes Bullpen Session, and More!

It seems as if the Los Angeles Dodgers can’t catch a break when it comes to injured players. The Dodgers have sent 23 players to the disables list this year making it a National League record. The most recent addition to the disabled list was pitcher Rich Hill who was acquired by the Dodgers while he was already injured with a blister on his finger.

The Dodgers had hoped Hill would be fine to pitch for them but that was not the case. On Tuesday, Hill was sent to the disabled list and was set to start a bullpen session on Wednesday to see his progression. Hill has finished his bullpen session and from the looks of it, he seems to be doing a lot better.

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Hill seems to be healing well but there is still no word of when he will be taken off he disabled list.

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In addition to Rich Hill, Luis Coleman and Adam Liberatore have been placed on the disabled list with right shoulder fatigue and left elbow inflammation, respectively. To compensate, the Dodgers called up Julio Urias and Josh Fields to fill the hole in the bullpen!

The injury news took a turn for the worst when the Dodgers announced that they had placed Clayton Kershaw on the 60-day disabled list, which means his earliest return would be August 27th. Kershaw hasn’t started a game since June 26th and hasn’t even picked up a ball since his simulated game back on July 17th.

There is no need to panic. The Dodgers have been doing this all season: sending guys down, bringing guys up, sending guys down, bringing guys up. They have essentially become the experts in dealing with team injuries while maintaining a competitive position in the league. The team will continue to play good baseball with guys stepping up to help lead this team that has suffered so much. The worst part of all of this is when the “what if” questions start running through your mind… so don’t! There are 2 months left of the regular season. All we can do for now is hope that the Baseball Gods take pity on us and gift us with sweet, sweet health.

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Written by Michelle Guerrero

Senior Journalism major at California State University Long Beach. Taco enthusiast, music junkie, LA born and raised. My favorite Dodger player is Kike Hernandez because who doesn't love a jokester. Follow me on twitter @yomichelle_


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