The Dodgers will be without their young spark plug Alex Verdugo in Sunday afternoon’s game in Pittsburgh. The young outfielder was held out of the lineup with some back soreness, paving the way for a Kiké Hernandez start in center field.
Alex Verdugo has been dealing with some back tightness & he’s not in starting lineup today. Should start tomorrow against #Mets.
— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) May 26, 2019
Verdugo had been on enjoying a productive month at the plate, though he was also held out of Friday’s game as well. For May, he has an on base percentage worthy of a lead-off man at .368 and is hitting great at .311 overall.
The Dodgers will have to turn to Hernandez in center field for Sunday’s game, who is hitting just .152 in the month of May.
Dave Roberts expects Verdugo to be back in the lineup on Monday against the Mets.