Dodgers News: Relief Pitcher Scott Alexander Dealing With New Injury

Out since blank, Alexander is trying to make his way back to the Dodgers’ bullpen.

Spectrum SportsNetLA anchor Alanna Rizzo provided an update on the health of Dodgers reliever Scott Alexander.

Alexander has been on the injured list since June 11 with forearm inflammation, but the thumb issue adds a new wrinkle to his recovery.

As Rizzo notes, neither injury is considered serious, and he is expected to re-join the Dodgers after the All-Star break.

With Alexander on the IL, and Caleb Ferguson recently optioned to triple-A Oklahoma City, the Dodgers currently has only one left-handed option out of the bullpen.

Alexander has a 3-2 record with a 3.63 ERA in 28 games on the season.

Written by Clint Pasillas

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  1. Right now the way the roster is constituted we have no chance against the Yankees or Astros if we were lucky enough to make it that far. Acquire Wheeler from the Mets,who is a free agent at the end of the year and will cost less than acquiring Vasquez ,Smith, or Hand. Make Urias the left hander reliever leading up to Baez and Jansen. This team is is built for the season right now,not the playoffs and World Series. Kershaw will get killed by the Yankee powerful right hand bats.The rotation in the playoffs should be Buehler ,Ryu,Wheeler and Kershaw. Can’t count on Hill coming back healthy and move Maeda to the bullpen or trade him or Striping in a Wheeler deal. Much more cost efficient.Mr. Friedman,don’t let us down.

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