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Dodgers: Max Muncy at Center of Unfortunate Moment on National TV



The Dodgers secured their series sweep over the Cubs with an appearance on Sunday Night Baseball. Getting to watch to watch the Dodgers on a national broadcast is always entertaining, but Max Muncy was likely not very entertained by what Cubs catcher Wilson Contreras did in order to field a ball that bounced in the dirt during the game.

To get to the ball faster, Contreras appeared to grab Muncy in a…sensitive area to propel himself to the ball. As to be expected, baseball Twitter reacted to Contreras’ interesting strategy that ESPN was sure to broadcast a replay of.

After the play, Muncy needed a few moments to collect himself, which is understandable, and even a Dodger trainer took to the field to check on the two-time All-Star.

It’s not the first time Muncy has gained notoriety on ESPN this season. The slugger’s slide to second against the Padres April 23rd was featured on the SportsCenter Instagram account

Justin Turner, who had the honor of being mic’d up for the game, was asked by the ESPN broadcast for his version of the events. Turner didn’t sugar coat it – “[It] looks like he got grabbed in the junk.”

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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts spoke to reporters on Sunday about the injury statuses of Blake Treinen and Victor González. Roberts stated that Treinen will undergo a MRI on Monday in Los Angeles and is not expected back until the “stretch run”.

Left-handed reliever Victor González will undergo arthroscopic surgery on Wednesday to help clean his troublesome left elbow. OCR’s Bill Plunkett reports that the surgery is expected to be a debridement. Doc said he thinks González might be available “at the end of the year”.

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