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Dodgers News: Bellinger Not in Lineup, Cingrani Begins Rehab

A day after injuring his shoulder on a diving play at first base, Cody Bellinger was held out of the Dodgers lineup on Saturday night in San Diego.

Dave Roberts spoke about Bellinger with Bill Plunkett after the game.

With Bellinger being held out today, it appears that there was some residual soreness. Despite the fact that Cody remained in the game after the incident, and even narrowly missed a home run while adding double off the right field wall, the Dodgers will play it safe today with their young superstar.

No word yet as to whether he will be available for pinch hitting duty.

Cingrani Update

Hidden in the game notes for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes today was this nugget:

ROSTER MOVES: Dodgers’ lefty Tony Cingrani will join the Quakes’ roster today, as part of a rehab assignment.

The left hander has been on the injured list since March 28, retroactive to March 25 with a shoulder impingement.

The difference a year makes for Cingrani as today marks the one-year anniversary of his participation in the Dodgers’ combine no-hitter during the Mexico Series in Monterrey.

With the Dodgers bullpen mostly producing at the moment, and not being over worked, Cingrani should have all the time he needs to prepare himself for a dominant return to the Dodgers sometime later this month.

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  1. When Cingrani does rejoin the Dodgers, hopefully he can contribute to the Dodgers success. I don’t exactly how the decision came to choosing between the “two Tonys” Cingrani and Watson(now with the Giants), IMO I would have kept both of them.

  2. In Sunday’s finale against the Padres, again no Pederson to start, Bellinger(because of his shoulder as mentioned above) and Seager batting 3rd. I guess they Verdugo batting 7th after Taylor(6th) so they don’t have automatic-outs Taylor,Barnes,Maeda. The Dodgers will have to claw and scratch in this game just like the previous two. I think they will lose this one, but at least they have won the three-game set vs. the Padres.

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