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Dodgers News: Max Muncy Held Out of Intrasquad Action with Hand Injury



If you were looking for slugger Max Muncy in the lineup during the Dodgers’ intrasquad action at Dodger Stadium on Monday, we now know why he missing.

On Tuesday, Dave Roberts revealed that Muncy was nursing a hand injury after he took a ball off the left ring finger on Sunday.

[Muncy] took a ball off the finger a couple days ago so we just want to give him some time. He just kind of gonna lay low for a bit and we’ll see where we’re at with him.

Doc would not confirm whether the infielder had x-rays or not, but said he’s more day-to-day for the moment. Moreover, he’s not concerned about the 29-year-old’s status for opening day which is 16 days away.

Notably, Mad Max missed 3 weeks last September with a right wrist injury suffered on a hit by pitch, so his hand/wrist area seems to have some targets painted on them.

Muncy inked a 3-year contract extension with the Dodgers in the offseason worth $26 million. The deal includes a $13 million option for a fourth year or a $1.5 million buyout. With the designated hitter added to the National League for the 2020 season, Muncy is expected to see time in that DH role along with being the club’s primary starter at first base.

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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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