The Dodgers currently have 3 guys out on a rehab assignment right now. Cody Bellinger, Zach McKinstry, and Tony Gonsolin are all playing with the Oklahoma City team this week. And while they might not all be back at the same time, they’re all close.
All 3 guys were in the OKC Dodgers lineup on Sunday afternoon in Albuquerque. Fans in Los Angeles got to see something that they’ve missed for a very long time when Bellinger went deep in his first at-bat.
Watch the Dodgers outfielder take this 0-1 heater DEEP to right-center for his first longball of his rehab assignment.
That Bellinger dude connects on a home run in the 1st to give the OKC Dodgers a quick 1-0 lead ? pic.twitter.com/o2IsY9l21j
— Albuquerque Isotopes (@ABQTopes) May 23, 2021
Speaking with media on Sunday afternoon before Cody’s homerun, Dave Roberts thinks he could return soon. The Dodgers skipper said that there is hope that he can be back with the big league team next weekend against the Giants.
If the Dodgers can get Bellinger and McKinstry back, they’ll almost be back at (relatively) full health. Corey Seager is still a ways from a return, but they have the guys on the bench to fill in when needed.
Things are looking up for the Dodgers, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Los Angeles will travel to Houston for a 2-game set this week before coming home to play the Giants again. That will be a 4-game series.