Newly-acquired Dodgers infielder Jedd Gyorko is heading out on a rehab assignment with Double-A Tulsa tomorrow, according to Bill Plunkett of the Southern California News Group.
#Dodgers Jedd Gyorko said he’s heading to Double-A Tulsa tomorrow to start rehab assignment Saturday. Guesses he’ll need week to 10 days.
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) August 1, 2019
Gyorko is currently rehabbing a calf strain and a back strain, but told reporters that he was fully healthy and his expected return is within a week to ten days.
The 30-year-old utility infielder is having a down year in a small sample size, posting just a 56 wRC+ in 62 plate appearances. Most of this poor performance can be attributed to the injuries as he showed remarkable consistency from 2016 to 2018.
Gyorko did not display a wRC+ below 110 across those three seasons, crushing a combined 71 home runs along the way.
The Dodgers will be deploying Gyorko as a lefty mashing platoon player as he has historically been fantastic against that handedness of pitching. The 30-year-old posted a 150 wRC+ in 2018 against southpaws.
Gyorko will most likely replace Tyler White or Kristopher Negron upon his return to the major leagues.