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Dodgers News: Logan Forsythe Begins Rehab Assignment In Rancho Cucamonga



.Logan Forsythe last appeared in for the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 14th. In that game, he exited in the sixth inning. He could be seen in the dugout grabbing his shoulder – and was placed on the 10-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation following the game. On Friday night in Rancho Cucamonga, Forsythe began his road back to the big leagues.

Forsythe went 0 for 3 with a strikeout in the contest for Rancho, but the importance is that he’s playing baseball again. This is a signal that the Dodgers should get Forsythe back within the next week if everything goes according to plan.

On the season Forsythe is hitting .174/.224/.283 in 12 games spanning 46 at bats. He has a home run and four runs batted in.

Analysis

Forsythe was playing third base in the absence of Justin Turner. It’s reported that Turner could make the trip after the weekend to Miami for his own return. This would mean Forsythe could play some second base – a position where he’s considered a plus-defender. Many may discount the importance of getting Forsythe back, but he’s a capable and talented big league player. He was drafted in the first round of the 2008 MLB draft.  Prior to joining the Dodgers (2015 and 2016), he tallied 17 and 20 home runs. He had an OPS hovering around .800 over those two seasons. Getting Forsythe back is another step in the process of the Dodgers getting back as close to as full-strength as possible. Player by player, they’re going to replace guys without much experience at the big league level with capable big leaguers who were part of a championship run.

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