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Dodgers News: Alex Verdugo Rehabilitation Plan Announced

The outfielder is making his way back from an oblique injury.

Alex Verdugo bats at Dodger Stadium.

Rookie Dodger outfielder Alex Verdugo has missed most of August with an oblique injury. There has been some noise surrounding his recovery in the weeks since he was placed on the 10-day IL, but now comes a plan.

SportsNet LA anchor Alanna Rizzo drops the knowledge.

Dugie will be joining the class Rookie-Advanced Ogden Raptors for a week to face some live pitching, and prepare himself for big league action in the second week of September.

If you’re asking “why Ogden?”, well that’s because the Rookie level team’s season runs through Saturday. Rancho Cucamonga would have been an option ahead of their playoff run, but there’s less certainty on how long that club would be playing.

Alex will be joining the best team in the Pioneer League South as the Raptors own a 15.5 game overall lead in the division, having been crowned both first and second half division winners.

The 23 year-old has posted a .294/.342/.475 triple slash line with 12 home runs and 44 RBI in his first full season of big league action. Moreover, Verdugo is one of the best defensive outfielders on the team with 14 defensive runs saved in 2019.

Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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  1. We need you back Alex. The team has been playing like crap lately. It seems like the whole team is fatigued or something. Our pitching staff of late SUCKS. It seems like we give up 5 runs or more lately. Kershaw and Ryu are done. Our hitting lately has become pathetic by leaving runners stranded. I think Atlanta may pass us for the best record in the NL. What happened from earlier this season when we would go out and completely dominate and even when we would lose, we would compete. I am beginning to think we might not get out of the 1st round of the playoffs. Sad. Where did these amazing start of this season go?

  2. The baseball season is a marathon not a sprint its 162 games with a lot of travel in between series, There are a lot of injuries and changes in momentum.
    This team needs to get healthy and find the best roster for the playoffs. This NL Playoff season will be against better competition than first thought with the Braves, Cards and Nats all sprinting to the finish line healthy and with momentum plus elite pitching. Winning the NL will be very difficult.
    Same for the AL the Yankees, Astros and Indians all have added to their rosters or gotten key players back from the IL. Everyone is on the Astro bandwagon but many times the best team does not win. Its a game of inches and momentum with a little luck thrown in. Its why you need to play the games and see who wins.

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