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Dodgers News: Max Muncy Injury Update Puts The Slugger Out for Some Time

The Dodgers’ star infielder will be out for some time.

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 28: Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after being hit by a pitch during the fifth inning of a game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on August 28, 2019 in San Diego, California. Muncy left the game after being examined by trainers. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Dodgers infielder Max Muncy underwent an MRI this morning that revealed a small fracture in his right wrist, according to Alanna Rizzo.

Rizzo also added his wrist still has swelling and an internal contusion. He is hopeful to return in one to two weeks but there is no set timetable for him.

Of course, the slugger was hit on the wrist with a 94mph fastball on Wednesday in San Diego where initial tests proved to be inconclusive. Tests on Thursday also showed nothing beyond the initial diagnosis of a contusion.

Now, Muncy called the news “average” based on what it could have been, according to Jorge Castillo of the LA Times.

The 29-year-old Muncy was having another great year for the Dodgers. In 129 games, he is hitting .253/.375/.525 with a 135 wRC+ and 33 home runs.

Getting him back in time for the playoffs will be huge for the Dodgers’ chances in October. They have more than enough depth to fill in for him over the next few weeks.

Look for David Freese, who will be activated Sept. 1, and Enrique Hernandez to get the majority of the starts while Muncy is out… unless top prospect Gavin Lux is called up.

Written by Blake Williams

I graduated with an Associate's Degree in Journalism from Los Angeles Pierce College and now I'm working towards my Bachelor's at Cal State University, Northridge. I'm currently the managing editor for the Roundup News and a writer for Dodgers Nation. Around the age of 12, I fell in love with baseball and in high school, I realized my best path to working in baseball was as a writer, so that's the path I followed. I also like to bring an analytics viewpoint to my work and I'm always willing to help someone understand them since so many people have done the same for me. Thanks for reading!

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