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Dodgers News: Chris Taylor Provides Timetable on Recovery from Forearm Fracture

The shortstop was in a groove before getting drilled by a 92 mph fastball.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 02: Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Chris Taylor (3) scores to tie the game on a walk in the ninth inning during a MLB game between the Arizona Diamondback and the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 2, 2019 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Earlier on Monday, Dodgers utility man Chris Taylor got the news that he was fearing – he had sustained a fractured forearm after getting hit on the wrist by a 92 mph fastball in Boston on Sunday night.

Of course the Dodgers were prepared for the worst as they got Matt Beaty on a flight to Philadelphia before Taylor even went for a second x-ray on Monday. The second x-ray was needed because the one in Boston proved to be inaccurate as the machine was said to be pretty outdated.

With the fracture comes the waiting game. And while Taylor was on fire having hit .370 in his last 21 games, and .299 with a .903 OPS since May 3, wait is all he can do. Four to six weeks, to be approximate. CT3 on the diagnosis:

Pretty upsetting. I wasn’t surprised, but I was hopeful that it wasn’t fractured.

Officially, the injury is listed as a “non-displaced fracture” and the expected recovery time is 4-6 weeks.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts added his two cents on the situation.

I’m disappointed — we’re disappointed for CT. He allows for a lot of different things that we do, but hopefully we’ll get him back sooner than later.

Even in a best case scenario, we’re looking at a mid-August return. Moreover, he’ll likely have to play a rehab game or three before returning to the active roster. More than likely, Taylor could be back around the time active rosters expand on September 1st.

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.

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  1. It’s about time dodgers retaliate in some way because many are sick and tired of our hitters being put on the shelf because of being thrown at! And kudos to the home plate umpire who tossed that spineless Philly pitcher who hit JT. I don’t care if it was just some breaking pitch…ENOUGH IS ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • A most important post, AZUL!!! You are correct – baseball has a responsibility to protect its players. CT3 is a prime example. So is Justin Turner : every time Red steps into the batter’s box, I cringe. Talk about the walking wounded. My proposal is simple : when CT3 returns, so does the pitcher who beaned him, absent his pay. Same with any other batter who is injured by a pitcher’s throw. If the player is not injured, a minimum 1 game suspension should be handed out. This is baseball, not ice hockey!!!!! Go Blue!!!

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