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Dodgers: Max Muncy to Be Held Out of the Lineup Wednesday



The Dodgers are going to give Max Muncy another day of rest on Wednesday evening. Just 1 day after returning to the lineup, Muncy sits against the left-handed Pirates pitcher. Muncy sat out most of the weekend in Atlanta with a sore ankle. 

This is all part of the plan according to Dave Roberts. With the left-handed pitcher on the mound in Tyler Anderson, the Dodgers want to get Albert Pujols a chance at first base. They do not want to put Muncy over at second with his sore ankle, so instead he takes the day off. 

Muncy will be available off of the Dodgers bench should the need arise. On Tuesday night, he went 2-for-5 with a run driven in on a pair of singles. The idea of keeping him over at first base stems from the desire to keep him away from lateral movements due to his ankle. 

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Had the Dodgers not been facing a left-handed pitcher, it’s likely that Muncy would have been back in the lineup. So there do not seem to be any major concerns with the ankle aside from limiting his side-to-side movement for now. 

The Dodgers play 2 more games against the Pirates before heading home to play the Rangers in a 3-game set. Tony Gonsolin makes his season debut and will get the start tonight and Julio Urias gets the ball on Thursday morning. 

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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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  1. Dodgers fans, Max Muncy’s ankle is fine, believe me. His feeling is more injured than his ankle. You’ve got a new “back-up” first baseman who suddenly becomes the clubhouse favorite, even Dave Roberts is all over this new guy, that’s a tough one to swallow for Max Muncy. He was totally fine during his last at bat, and suddenly the next inning his ankle’s hurt for no apparent reason. We all know how valuable Max Muncy is to the Dodgers, homerun leader this year. But he needs to get over this childish silent protest.

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