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Dodgers News: Pedro Baez Leaves Game with Knee Injury

A strong force in a weak ‘pen, the Dodgers could potentially be without Baez long-term

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 27: Pedro Baez #52 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after pitching in the game in the eighth inning of the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Dodger Stadium on April 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

Pedro Baez left Tuesday night’s game with the Tampa Bay Rays after getting struck with a 103mph liner off the bat of Rays’ shortstop Willy Adames.

He was not able to put any real weight on the leg and was helped off the field by both trainers and manager Dave Roberts.

The Dodgers officially are calling it a “right upper leg contusion”, per Jorge Castillo of the LA Times, but we will continue to monitor the situation. At first glance, it looked like an IL situation, but more will come as the knee is tested. According to recent reports, the x-rays came back negative on his knee.

One thing is certain, it was the furthest from pretty.

Baez was in the midst of a 2019 campaign where he was posting a 2.98 ERA and 2.45 FIP. He has been one of the bullpen stalwarts to begin the season and any loss of Baez weakens the bullpen substantially.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics and Broadcast Journalism dual major at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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  1. Just when I thought Baez had turned the corner and might be someone the Dodgers would trust in “high-leverage” situations. Just hope that it is nothing serious.

  2. Then Scott Alexander did his best to put the Rays right back into the game with another poor performance by a reliever. But Dodgers scored enough to win, and guess what…. CK did NOT allow a HR. I don’t recall when was the last game he pitched in where he didn’t allow at least 1 HR.

  3. A solid effort by Kersh last evening!!!! Unfortunately, the injury to Baez put a damper on the victory. Hopefully, we have the depth to compensate for Baez’s injury. Go Blue!!

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