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Dodgers News: Scott Alexander and Garret Cleavinger May Be Running Out of Time

Alexander and Cleavinger will be in Arizona until further notice.



Fitting for the Dodgers this season, here comes some more injury updates. Even with the team relatively healthy at the moment, at least by 2021 standards, a few more bodies are still working their way back to the active roster.

Left-handed relievers Scott Alexander and Garret Cleavinger have both been on the 10-day injured list and it seems like they are going to have a longer recovery ahead of them. On Sunday, Dave Roberts had a brief update about the two pitchers.

I think both guys are a ways away. They are in Arizona.

Not only has the Dodgers rotation had a horrible case of the injury bug, but it looks like the bullpen caught the bug as well. Cleavinger has been out since August 8th and Alexander has been out since July 20th.

Alexander originally hit the injured list with shoulder inflammation and Cleavinger has been dealing with a right oblique strain. With the season winding down, these arms might be running out of time to make enough of an impact to earn roles on a postseason roster.

While the outlook appears somewhat more bleak for Alexander and Cleavinger, in better news, the Dodgers are expecting to welcome back Julio Urias, Joe Kelly, and Mookie Betts this week as they head down south to Petco Park in San Diego.

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Written by Brenna White

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    • Even the best teams in the league would have a very hard time to compete in October with the tremendous amount of injuries and IL stints that Dodgers have gone through this year. The 1927 Yankees would not have been as successful had they suffered through what Dodgers have had to do this year with most of the roster being down and out during times this year.

      • Just a ‘superlative’ job but it could
        come down to a ‘one & done!’ Now
        that The Reds have taken over the 2nd
        Wild Card should we be more encouraged
        we make it to the 2nd round considering our
        struggles with The Padres. Right now they aren’t
        half the club earlier that gave us fits. We’ll see!

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