Dodgers News: Chris Taylor to IL with Forearm Fracture, Matt Beaty Recalled

The Dodgers will be without the red-hot Chris Taylor for a long period of time.

Chris Taylor (fractured forearm) has been placed on the 10-day IL and infielder/outfielder Matt Beaty has been recalled.

Taylor was hit on the wrist by a fastball last night in Boston, and went for x-rays that proved to be inaccurate. Initially the results were listed as negative for the infielder, but he was unable to use his left hand after the game, and remained in a lot of pain.

Today’s new x-rays, by a machine that actually worked provided significantly worse results for player and team.

Chris Taylor was on a tear heading into the second half and this is an enormous blow to the Dodgers’ offense. CT3 has posted a 106 wRC+ through 90 games with the Dodgers this season and was batting well over .300 over his previous 25 games.

The typical forearm strain takes six to ten weeks to recover from, which would put Taylor out until potentially September.

Expect Kiké Hernandez to take up a solid amount of Taylor’s playing time. Beaty, who was recalled in response, has posted an 86 wRC+ this season in 37 games and is already in Philadelphia for the upcoming series.

We will update as we receive them.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 19 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.


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  1. Daniel, I love your Major, you’re not old school..take it from a guy who saw Carl Erskine pitch in the Dodgers first game in the Colesium circa 1958. Tell me about Chase Utley… did what wrong? Where are your articles?

  2. Taylor was starting to hit, and then gets hurt(IL). I was calling for Taylor to be benched because he was an automatic-out and now Dodgers fans have to see hernandez have unproductive at-bats.

  3. The ugly side of this injury, aside from the actual injury, is this may not have been so “accidental” as it seems. I have always had suspicion that hitting a batter has two fold to it. One, you get pay back for hitting a homer, and you hurt the hot batters.
    This was no more evident than during the 2013 season when the hottest batter, Ramirez, was taken out by Joe Kelly. The biggest threat to the Dirty Birds making it to the WS was now null and void. Same with Turner when he suffered his broken bone. If you can’t join them, you break them. You will see emotions rise and more use of this tool.

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