The Dodgers are in desperate need of some sort of spark to get them going. The hope is that they can find it on their own without any additional help, but they could be getting some guys back son regardless.
One of those guys they have been waiting on is Cody Bellinger. Belli suffered a hairline fracture in his leg after being stepped on in the Dodgers’ second series of the year. He’s been out ever since then.
Up until now, Bellinger was still not running much on that injured leg. The Dodgers revealed this week that he was actually running about 60 percent capacity and Dave Roberts confirmed he was not yet at full speed. But his clip posted by Bellinger on his Instagram story will inspire hope.
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It still doesn’t appear that Bellinger is running at 100 percent. But the fact that he’s running at all is enough to have Dodgers fans buzzing online. His return won’t fix the lull that the team is going through, but it’s almost certain to help.
Having Bellinger available allows for Dave Roberts some more flexibility with the Dodgers lineup. It frees up Chris Taylor to move around more defensively and to play matchups against left-handed pitching a little more efficiently.
Bellinger had a tough start to the 2021 season before going down with an injury, albeit in a limited time. Through 4 games, Bellinger was 4-for-19 with 2 runs driven in and a pair of walks. Bellinger did not homer before hitting the injured list.