After a bullpen game on Sunday, the Dodgers are set to get relief help on Monday. Before today’s game, Dave Roberts confirmed that left-hander David Price would be coming off the injured list and rejoining the bullpen for the first game of the season against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
David Price *should be activated tomorrow, per Doc.
Yoshi Tsutsugo should also be joining the team as early as tomorrow. He is in Los Angeles.
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) May 16, 2021
Price has been sidelined since April 25th with a grade 2 hamstring strain. Earlier this week, he said he’s jumped over each metaphorical hurdle in his recovery and feels confident off the mound.
Along with DP, the Dodgers are expecting to add a few more bodies in a mini roster overhaul, including free agent signing Albert Pujols and trade acquisition Yoshi Tsutsugo. If you’re looking to prognosticate what corresponding moves could be made, catcher Keibert Ruiz is likely to return to Triple-A OKC where he can get at-bats. And chances are Edwin Uceta, who threw 55 pitches on Sunday will return to AAA with Ruiz.
Luke Raley is another option to be optioned as well.
In other news, Corey Seager dodged a bullet with his broken hand as Dave Roberts said the shortstop would not need to undergo surgery. The shortstop will be in a splint for the time being while the bone heals. At minimum, he’ll be out 4 weeks, but that’s an extremely optimistic outlook.
Chris Taylor was a late scratch from the lineup ahead of Sunday’s matinee at Dodger Stadium with a sore right wrist. He’s considered day-to-day.