The Dodgers will wrap up a series against the Braves this morning in Atlanta. Trevor Bauer gets the ball for Los Angeles going up against the always intimidating lefty Max Fried. But that’s not the biggest topic of conversation surrounding the team.
Instead, most are concerned with the health of Max Muncy at the moment. The probably All-Star was forced to sit out on Saturday after leaving Friday night’s game with a sore ankle. The Dodgers were not able to even use him in a pinch-hit opportunity late in the loss on Saturday.
After the game, Dave Roberts revealed that additional testing was done on Muncy‘s ankle. The Dodgers sent him in for an x-ray on it, which thankfully came back negative. The plan for the moment is to continue to rest him and hopefully stay away from him entirely on Sunday.
The Dodgers have a day off on Monday before they play a series against the Pirates. That means that Muncy will have more than 3 days off if they don’t have to use him in Sunday afternoon’s game. That would be ideal to ensure that he is 100 percent ready to go.
The last thing the Dodgers would want to do right now is to aggravate an injury for Muncy. He’s been one of their most productive hitters thus far, and he’s played in most of their games in 2021. Doc did say that he could pinch-hit late in the game depending on how he felt coming into Sunday.