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  • Clayton Kershaw's MRI Yields Best-Case Scenario

    Los Angeles Dodgers skipper Dave Roberts said that left-hander Clayton Kershaw's (back) MRI exam didn't reveal anything new with his back and called it the "best-case scenario." Kershaw will rest and rehab after he was placed on the injured list on Friday. The future Hall of Famer was pulled from his outing early on Thursday against the San Francisco Giants due to lower back pain. Fantasy managers were likely very concerned at first, given his recent history with back issues, but it looks like this one might not be too significant. However, the Dodgers are unlikely to rush him back, as they'll want him fully healthy down the stretch and for the postseason. But barring any setbacks, Kershaw should pitch again before the regular season is over.

    Aug 6 · Source via Dodgers Clayton Kershaw
  • Clayton Kershaw Lands On Injured List

    The Los Angeles Dodgers officially placed left-hander Clayton Kershaw (back) on the injured list on Friday. Skipper Dave Roberts said earlier in the day that it was likely that Kershaw would go on the injured list, although the team is hoping his back injury isn't all that serious. The 34-year-old future Hall of Famer left his start early on Thursday against the San Francisco Giants with lower back pain, which is a bit concerning given his history with back issues. Even if the injury isn't deemed serious, the Dodgers won't rush Kershaw back given their big lead over the San Diego Padres in the National League West. The Dodgers will want to keep the veteran southpaw fresh for down the stretch and into the playoffs. In 15 starts in 2022, Kershaw is 7-3 with a 2.64 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 88 strikeouts in 85 1/3 innings. Keep him stashed everywhere.

    Aug 5 · Source via Dodgers Clayton Kershaw
  • Dustin May To Make Two More Rehab Starts

    Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Dustin May (elbow) will need at least two more minor league rehab starts, according to manager Dave Roberts. May is scheduled to go around four innings in his next outing and then will be stretched out to five innings after that. But after two more rehab starts, May could be reinstated from the 60-day injured list and join the Dodgers starting rotation. The 24-year-old right-hander threw 62 pitches over four innings in his third rehab start for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday, and the Dodgers are bringing him along slowly after he had Tommy John surgery last May. He could be a big boost to LA's rotation when he returns, especially since Clayton Kershaw (back) is expected to land on the injured list. May struck out a career-high 13.7 hitters per nine innings in five starts last year before his injury, so he certainly has big strikeout upside in fantasy.

    Aug 5 · Source via Dodgers Dustin May
  • Chris Taylor Activated And Starting Friday

    Los Angeles Dodgers infielder/outfielder Chris Taylor (foot) was reinstated from the injured list on Friday and will start at second base and hit fifth in the batting order against San Diego Padres left-hander Sean Manaea. Taylor was out for a month with a fractured foot, but he'll return on Friday night for the start of a big series against the division-rival Padres in Los Angeles. This will be the 31-year-old's first start of the year on the infield, and he could see more time at second base moving forward to protect his foot. On the year, he's hitting .238/.319/.409 with six home runs, 27 RBI, 32 runs scored and six stolen bases in 252 at-bats. Gavin Lux has been playing second base mostly, but his bat should remain in the lineup regularly despite Taylor's return, as he's hitting .298 on the season in 309 at-bats.

    Aug 5 · Source via Dodgers Chris Taylor
  • Clayton Kershaw Likely To Go On Injured List

    Los Angeles Dodgers skipper Dave Roberts said that left-hander Clayton Kershaw (back) will likely go on the injured list, but he's "optimistic in the sense that, it shouldn't be too long term of being down." Roberts said Kershaw had an X-ray on his back that "wasn't that telling," so he'll also have an MRI exam. The 34-year-old southpaw left his start against the San Francisco Giants early on Thursday with lower back pain, so fantasy managers should expect him to miss at least the next two weeks. The Dodgers have a double-digit lead over the San Diego Padres in the National League West, so there's really no reason for them to push Kershaw, especially considering his history with back issues.

    Aug 5 · Source via Dodgers Clayton Kershaw
  • Clayton Kershaw Will Undergo Tests On Back

    Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw (back) "got checked up" on one of his warm-up throws in the fifth inning and told trainers his back tightened. According to manager Dave Roberts, he will undergo tests back in Los Angeles on Friday but isn't sure of the severity. The southpaw allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk while striking out four in his four innings before exiting. Kershaw has had a history of back issues, and a trip to the injured list "is not out of the question," per Roberts. Overall, Kershaw has been solid this season, posting a 2.66 ERA, a 0.98 WHIP, and an 84:14 K: BB in 81 1/3 innings. Stay tuned for further updates.

    Aug 4 · Source via Dodgers Clayton Kershaw
  • Gavin Lux Doubles In Thursday's Victory

    Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Gavin Lux collected two hits in four at-bats, including a double, in Thursday's 5-3 win over the San Francisco Giants. He also scored a run and produced an RBI in the contest. Lux is now batting .298 with a .373 on-base percentage, 53 runs, 33 RBI and six stolen bases in 97 games. The 24-year-old only has four home runs and bats near the bottom of the order, but his average, on-base ability and modest speed make him valuable in every fantasy league.

    Aug 4 · Source via Dodgers Gavin Lux
  • Clayton Kershaw Leaves Thursday's Game Early With Injury

    Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw (back) left his start early on Thursday against the San Francisco Giants after warming up for the fifth inning with an apparent back injury. Kershaw didn't even wait for the trainer or manager Dave Roberts to get to the mound before walking off. Kershaw gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk while striking out four in his four innings of work before departing. The 34-year-old has a history of back issues, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him land on the injured list. He also missed almost a month with SI joint inflammation earlier this year. The future Hall of Famer has been his normal solid self when on the mound this year, entering the day with a 2.66 ERA, a 0.98 WHIP and an 84:14 K:BB in 81 1/3 innings over his 14 starts. Stay tuned for more details on Kershaw's condition.

    Aug 4 · Source via Dodgers Clayton Kershaw
  • Miguel Vargas Has Strong Debut

    Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Miguel Vargas made his debut in the big leagues on Wednesday night, slotting in as the designated hitter in the seventh spot in the lineup. He had a strong game, going 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI, and a stolen base. It remains to be seen how much playing time Vargas will receive going forward, but his .291/.382/.497 slash line with 15 homers and 12 steals at Triple-A this season suggests that he has the ability to make an all-around contribution at some point, and fantasy managers in keeper and dynasty formats should look to add him off the waiver wire.

    Aug 4 · Source via Dodgers Miguel Vargas prospects
  • Joey Gallo Making Dodgers Debut Thursday

    Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joey Gallo is making his debut with the team on Thursday against San Francisco Giants right-hander Jakob Junis, starting in left field and hitting sixth in the batting order. Gallo was dealt from the New York Yankees to the Dodgers at the trade deadline on Tuesday, but he didn't get the starting nod on Wednesday. The 28-year-old left-handed slugger was a disaster in his second season with the Yanks this year, hitting an embarrassing .159/.282/.339 with 12 home runs, 24 RBI, 32 runs scored and two stolen bases in 82 games. The Dodgers are hoping they can help him turn things around at the plate. Nobody is debating that Gallo still has prodigious power, but he'll need to make more consistent contact in order to be useful in the second half of the season with his new team.

    Aug 4 · Source via Dodgers Joey Gallo
  • Dodgers Select Miguel Vargas' Contract

    The Los Angeles Dodgers selected the contract of infielder Miguel Vargas on Tuesday. One of the organization's best prospects, the 22-year-old has spent the 2022 season at Triple-A so far, batting .291 with a .382 on-base percentage, 15 home runs, and 12 stolen bases in 437 plate appearances. Vargas has seen most of his time at third base in the minors, but has also started games at second base and first base this season, as well as in left field. He's certainly someone fantasy managers should be looking to add off the waiver wire in dynasty leagues.

    Aug 3 · Source via Dodgers Miguel Vargas prospects
  • Justin Turner Placed On The 10-Day Injured List

    The Los Angeles Dodgers placed third baseman Justin Turner (abdomen) on the 10-day injured list Tuesday. He has been sidelined since July 27 with an abdominal strain. According to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, Turner could be back for the Twins series next week once he is eligible to come off the injured list. The 37-year-old is slashing .257/.332/.405 with eight home runs, 54 RBI, 42 runs, and a stolen base over 86 games in 2022. The Dodgers recently acquired Joey Gallo from the New York Yankees. Gallo should see an uptick at-bats while Turner is sidelined.

    Aug 2 · Source via Dodgers Justin Turner
  • Dodgers Place Justin Turner On Injured List

    The Dodgers have placed third baseman Justin Turner on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to July 30, with an abdominal strain. Turner hasn’t played for an extended stretch as he’s nursed the injury, with the Dodgers turning to Max Muncy at the hot corner of late. Turner, 37, got off to a slow start to the season…

    Aug 2 · MLB Trade Rumors Dodgers Justin Turner
  • Jake Lamb Acquired By The Mariners

    The Los Angeles Dodgers traded infielder/outfielder Jake Lamb to the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday. He is expected to be in the lineup against right-handers and will provide the Mariners with depth at first base/outfield. The 31-year-old is slashing .239/.338/.433 with two home runs, four RBI, and 10 runs scored in 25 games for the Dodgers. Los Angeles recently acquired Joey Gallo from the Yankees and with too many left-handed bats, sent Lamb to Seattle. Lamb is mainly an option in deep-league formats and can be used as a streamer in plus-matchups.

    Aug 2 · Source via Dodgers Mariners Jake Lamb
  • Dodgers To Promote Miguel Vargas

    The Dodgers are promoting top prospect Miguel Vargas, reports Juan Toribio of MLB.com (Twitter link). J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group first reported that Vargas was reporting to the team. Vargas was a consensus top-100 prospect heading into the season, and his status was bumped up to 28th (Baseball America) and 68th (MLB Pipeline)…

    Aug 2 · MLB Trade Rumors Dodgers Miguel Vargas prospects
  • Blue Jays Acquire Mitch White From Dodgers

    The Blue Jays and Dodgers have agreed to a trade sending righty Mitch White from Los Angeles to Toronto in exchange for minor league pitchers, tweets FanSided’s Robert Murray. The teams have since announced the trade, with White and minor league infielder Alex De Jesus headed to Toronto in exchange for minor league righty Nick…

    Aug 2 · MLB Trade Rumors Dodgers Blue Jays Alex De Jesus Nick Frasso Mitch White closers
  • Joey Gallo Traded To Dodgers

    According to a tweet from Sports Illustrated's Pat Ragazzo on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired outfielder Joey Gallo from the New York Yankees for minor league pitcher Clayton Beeter. The outfielder is batting .159 with a .282 on-base percentage, 12 home runs and two stolen bases in 273 plate appearances this season. He'll give the Dodgers another power option in the outfield, but as was the case in New York, he might not see much playing time, especially if he continues to strike out in bunches. Currently, Los Angeles' outfield options on the active roster include Mookie Betts, Cody Bellinger, Trayce Thompson, and James Outman.

    Aug 2 · Source via Yankees Dodgers Joey Gallo
  • Rays Acquire Garrett Cleavinger From Dodgers

    The Rays and Dodgers announced a deal sending reliever Garrett Cleavinger from Los Angeles to Tampa Bay. Minor league outfielder Germán Tapia is headed back the other way. To create a spot on the 40-man roster, Tampa Bay designated reliever Luke Bard for assignment. The move frees a roster spot for the Dodgers as they look for upgrades over…

    Aug 1 · MLB Trade Rumors Rays Dodgers Garrett Cleavinger
  • James Outman Homers In Debut

    Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder James Outman made his major league debut Sunday, and he came a triple shy of the cycle. The rookie went 3-for-4 at the plate with a home run, a double, three RBI, and two runs scored. This impressive performance surely will turn some heads, but there's no guarantee of playing time going forward. Fantasy managers needn't look to Outman on the wire, as the strong first day is a better story than any indication of future results.

    Aug 1 · Source via Dodgers James Outman
  • Justin Turner Could Return Next Week

    Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner (abdomen) could return to the lineup on Thursday against San Francisco, according to manager Dave Roberts. The veteran third baseman did receive an MRI, which came back clean, but he will remain out until Thursday at the earliest. Turner has appeared in just four games since the All-Star break while dealing with an abdomen issue but he will not go on the injured list. Roberts said they'll keep him on the active roster as his issue isn't getting worse. The team should provide another update before Thursday but it's encouraging news for the veteran.

    Jul 31 · Source via Dodgers Justin Turner
  • Will Smith Homers Friday

    Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith hit his 15th home run of the season Friday, a two-run shot off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Kuhl. Smith went 2-for-3 in the game with a walk. Smith has slashed .270/.367/.514 with six homers, 13 runs scored, and 20 RBI over his last 30 games, bringing him up to an .823 OPS for the season. He's among the most productive catchers in the league, and he should occupy one of the top spots in fantasy rankings at the position for years to come.

    Jul 30 · Source via Dodgers Will Smith
  • Julio Urias Goes Seven Strong Innings Against Rockies

    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias threw seven strong innings against the Rockies at Coors Field Friday, allowing two runs on four hits and no walks to pick up his 10th win of the season in a 5-4 victory. He struck out four batters. Urias now has three consecutive quality starts and has a 2.71 ERA and 0.98 WHIP with 103 strikeouts in 109 2/3 innings this season. He is safely among the top 20 fantasy starters in all formats.

    Jul 30 · Source via Dodgers Julio Urias
  • Craig Kimbrel Escapes During Friday's Outing

    Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel has not been a reliable option throughout most of the season. On Friday, the veteran reliever was asked to take the ball with a three-run lead against the Colorado Rockies. That quickly turned into a one-run lead for the Dodgers, but Kimbrel managed to close the door. He earned his 18th save of the season, but continues to be a shaky option. Fantasy managers in need of saves can hold onto Kimbrel, but he's clearly not in his prime anymore.

    Jul 30 · Source via Dodgers Craig Kimbrel closers
  • Justin Turner Unlikely To Play This Weekend

    Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner (abdomen) is unlikely to play in his team's weekend series against the Colorado Rockies. Turner has missed seven of the past eight games while trying to get over the strained abdominal muscle that he sustained over a week ago while taking swings in the on-deck circle. Turner is "out of the woods" regarding the injury, according to manager Dave Roberts, but the team doesn't want to push him back too soon. With Turner out, Max Muncy will continue to see most of the playing time at the hot corner.

    Jul 29 · Source via Dodgers Justin Turner
  • Justin Turner Back On The Bench Friday

    Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner (abdomen) is not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Colorado Rockies. This marks the seventh time in the Dodgers past eight games that Turner has missed due to an abdominal injury. Turner said that he is just playing it safe, so expect a return to the lineup this weekend. It is unfortunate timing for Turner and his fantasy managers, who will miss out on a game at hitter-friendly Coors Field at a time when Turner is hot at the dish, slashing .400/.485/.545 in July. Keep an eye out this weekend and get Turner back in your lineup if he returns.

    Jul 29 · Source via Dodgers Justin Turner
  • Freddie Freeman Doubles, Walks Twice On Thursday

    Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman helped the team complete a 13-0 route of the Colorado Rockies on Thursday. He went 1-for-3 with a double, two walks, a stolen base, two RBI and two runs in the game. The 32-year-old has been in a groove throughout the month of July. He owns a month-long slash line of .388/.450/.706 to go along with six homers, 18 RBI and 17 runs. Thursday's stolen base was his eighth of the year and he's now just two stolen bags shy of his career-high with plenty of baseball left to be played.

    Jul 29 · Source via Dodgers Freddie Freeman
  • Tyler Anderson Spins Seven Scoreless Thursday

    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Tyler Anderson spun seven-scoreless frames on Thursday as his club routed the Rockies 13-0. He gave up just four hits on the night while striking out four and walking no one, tossing 94 pitches in the victory to improve his record to 11-1. The Dodgers were up 6-0 after two and 11-0 after four, so the left-hander was able top put it on cruise control in this one as he sits with a terrific 2.61 ERA and 0.99 WHIP on the year. 2022 has been a remarkable turnaround for the 32-year-old in his first year in LA as he sets his sights on his upcoming matchup with the Giants next week.

    Jul 29 · Source via Dodgers Tyler Anderson
  • Blake Treinen Will Face Live Hitters Friday

    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Blake Treinen (shoulder) will face live hitters, including utility infielder Chris Taylor (foot), on Thursday. According to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, Treinen is targeting a late-August return. The 33-year-old owns a 3.00 ERA, 0.33 WHIP, and five strikeouts over three innings in 2022. Barring a setback, he will likely go on a rehab assignment soon. Treinen will rejoin the Dodgers bullpen once he returns to action and is expected to serve as the Dodgers' top setup man behind closer Craig Kimbrel.

    Jul 28 · Source via Dodgers Blake Treinen closers
  • Dustin May Set For One More Rehab Start

    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Dustin May (elbow) will make at least one more rehab start after Thursday's appearance with Triple-A Oklahoma City. He allowed two hits while striking out six across three innings in Thursday's rehab start. The 24-year-old threw 46 pitches, landing 32 for strikes. He will make at least one more start and is expected to return sometime in August. May continues to work his way back after undergoing Tommy John surgery in late May. The Dodgers right-hander owned a 2.74 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, and 35 strikeouts over 23 innings in 2021.

    Jul 28 · Source via Dodgers Dustin May
  • Edwin Rios Starting Rehab Assignment Thursday

    Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman/outfielder Edwin Rios (hamstring) will begin his minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday, starting at third base and batting second. Rios landed on the injured list on June 3 with a torn hamstring, so he's likely to require a lengthy rehab assignment before the Dodgers consider having him rejoin their active roster. The 28-year-old is unlikely to have a path to regular playing time in LA when he's ready, either. In 86 at-bats with the Dodgers before his injury, Rios was hitting .244/.293/.500 with seven home runs, 17 RBI and 12 runs scored in 27 games played.

    Jul 28 · Source via Dodgers Edwin Rios
  • Michael Busch Continues Impressive Season For Triple-A

    Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Michael Busch went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk on Wednesday for Triple-A Oklahoma City. For the season the 24-year-old is now hitting .277 with 22 homers, 67 RBI and four stolen bases. Busch is one of the Dodgers top prospects, but like teammate Miguel Vargas, there just isn't a spot for him on the big-league squad at the moment. With the trade deadline approaching in less than a week, Busch is a name to monitor, but at the moment, his best value is in dynasty leagues.

    Jul 28 · Source via Dodgers Michael Busch prospects
  • Miguel Vargas Won't Slow Down In Triple-A

    Los Angeles Dodgers infield/outfield prospect Miguel Vargas continues to swing a hot bat for Triple-A Oklahoma City. On Wednesday, Vargas went 1-for-5 with his 14th longball of the season. Vargas has been the talk of town in regards to minor league players this year and is now hitting .293 with 14 homers and 68 RBI. Despite his impressive season, the Dodgers big-league squad is too talented at the moment and Vargas is unlikely to make an impact without an injury. With less than a week to go until the trade deadline, if Vargas were to be dealt, his value in redraft leagues would improve greatly. For now, he is worth monitoring in redraft leagues and should be rostered in dynasty leagues.

    Jul 28 · Source via Dodgers Miguel Vargas prospects
  • Justin Turner Returns Wednesday

    Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner (abdomen) is back at third base and is hitting fifth in the starting lineup on Wednesday against Washington Nationals left-hander Patrick Corbin. The 37-year-old veteran sat out the last five games with an abdominal injury, but he'll return on Wednesday in a great matchup against a struggling pitcher in Corbin. Turner has been hot in the month of July, too, going 21-for-52 (.404) with two home runs, 12 RBI and eight runs scored in 15 games played. Fantasy managers will be hoping he can pick up where he left off on Wednesday.

    Jul 27 · Source via Dodgers Justin Turner
  • Dodgers Option Mitch White To Triple-A

    The Los Angeles Dodgers optioned right-handed starting pitcher Mitch White to Triple-A on Wednesday. White was optioned to the minors along with left-handed reliever Garrett Cleavinger as the Dodgers needed to make room on the active roster for starter Andrew Heaney, who was activated from the injured list, and right-hander Jake Reed, who was recalled. White has made 15 appearances this season, including 10 starts. He's been a quality option for both the Dodgers and fantasy managers, pitching to a 3.70 ERA, a 3.96 FIP, 47 strikeouts, and 19 walks in 56 innings of work.

    Jul 27 · Source via Dodgers Mitch White closers
  • Andrew Heaney Activated From Injured List

    The Los Angeles Dodgers activated left-handed starting pitcher Andrew Heaney (shoulder) from the injured list on Wednesday. The 31-year-old has made just three starts for the Dodgers this season, the most recent of which came on June 16 against the Cleveland Guardians. Overall, Heaney has thrown 15.1 innings for Los Angeles, striking out 23 batters while allowing just nine hits, four walks, one earned run, and a home run. He'll rejoin a Dodgers rotation that also includes Julio Urias, Clayton Kershaw, Tony Gonsolin, and Tyler Anderson. If Heaney is still available in fantasy leagues, he's certainly worth a look as an addition off the waiver wire.

    Jul 27 · Source via Dodgers Andrew Heaney
  • Mitch White Scatters Nine Hits In Quality Start

    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Mitch White gave up plenty of hits to the Washington Nationals Tuesday, but those nine base knocks only resulted in two runs over six innings. White struck out four and did not walk a batter, leaving the game in position for a win before a late bullpen implosion. White has been solid across 10 starts and 15 appearances this season, with a 3.70 ERA and 1.25 WHIP with 47 strikeouts in 56 innings. He's a very solid streamer with big upside for wins on a strong team, and he may work his way up the rankings heading into the 2023 fantasy season.

    Jul 27 · Source via Dodgers Mitch White closers
  • Justin Turner Remains Sidelined On Tuesday

    Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner (abdomen) will miss his fifth consecutive game on Tuesday as the team takes on right-hander Josiah Gray and the Washington Nationals. Jake Lamb will be getting another start at designated hitter for the game. Turner is currently dealing with tightness in his abdomen. He went through full baseball activities on Monday. The team stated late on Monday that Turner would likely return on Tuesday or Wednesday. Now that Tuesday is no longer in the cards, we'll see if the veteran can make his return for Wednesday's series finale.

    Jul 26 · Source via Dodgers Justin Turner
  • Walker Buehler Plays Catch Monday

    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler (forearm), who has been sidelined since June 10 after suffering a Grade 2 flexor strain in his right forearm, played catch on Monday for the first time. Buehler is still a significant ways away from a potential return to the team, and his role is contingent on his recovery. "It was good," said manager Dave Roberts. "I think he just made 20 throws but to have a baseball in his hand was good for everybody." The 27-year-old won't be able to return until later in the second half of the season, but he needs to remain stashed in all single-year fantasy formats. Before the injury, Buehler had gone 6-3 with a 4.02 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 58 strikeouts and 17 walks in 65 innings over his 12 starts.

    Jul 26 · Source via Dodgers Walker Buehler
  • Andrew Heaney Likely To Return Wednesday

    Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Andrew Heaney (shoulder) will likely return from the injured list to start on Wednesday against the Washington Nationals, according to skipper Dave Roberts. The Dodgers play on 18 consecutive days to open the second half of the season, so they will go with a six-man starting rotation during that stretch. Heaney, 31, threw five innings in his final minor league rehab start last week, so he's ready to return to LA's rotation for the second half of the season. He only allowed one earned run while striking out 23 and walking four in his three starts for the Dodgers this season, and despite the great matchup against the Nats, Heaney is likely to have his pitch count limited in his first start back.

    Jul 26 · Source via Dodgers Andrew Heaney
  • Trea Turner Tallies Two Hits In Monday's Loss

    Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Trea Turner went 2-for-4 with a double in the team's 4-1 loss to the Washington Nationals on Monday. The 29-year-old is currently in the midst of a 13-game hitting streak that dates back to July 9. Over the 13 games, he's racked up four home runs and 13 runs. Turner owns a .306/.352/.496 slash line on the season to go along with 15 home runs, 17 stolen bases, 69 RBI and 56 runs. He's currently maintaining a career-low 42.9% ground ball rate to go along with a career-low 1.23 GB/FB rate.

    Jul 26 · Source via Dodgers Trea Turner
  • Chris Taylor Could Begin Rehab Assignment Soon

    Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chris Taylor (foot) ran on Monday for the first time since he broke his foot back in early June. Taylor reportedly felt good afterward and is expected to get in some simulated at-bats when the Dodgers begin their series against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday. Taylor could then be in line to head off on a rehab assignment if all goes well. The 31-year-old is hitting .238 with six homers, 32 runs, 27 RBI, and six steals over 252 at-bats in 2022.

    Jul 25 · Source via Dodgers Chris Taylor
  • Justin Turner Could Return To Lineup Soon

    Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner (abdomen) got in a full day's work of baseball activity on Monday and could be able to return to the lineup on Tuesday or Wednesday this week, according to manager Dave Roberts. Turner hasn't played since Thursday after experiencing tightness in his abdomen. He wound up missing three games over the weekend, although a return to the field appears imminent. Turner is hitting .256 with eight homers and 53 RBI on the season.

    Jul 25 · Source via Dodgers Justin Turner
  • Justin Turner To Take Swings On Sunday

    Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner (abdominal) took some swings prior to Sunday's contest, according to manager Dave Roberts. The organization hasn't committed to whether or not Turner is going to need a stint on the injured list. Roberts mentioned that the team hopes to get Turner back at some point during their series against the Washington Nationals. Fantasy managers should expect Turner to get a backdated injured list stint, assuming he isn't ready to play by early next week.

    Jul 24 · Source via Dodgers Justin Turner
  • Tyler Anderson Records Another Quality Start On Friday

    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Tyler Anderson continued his outstanding campaign in his first start out of the break Friday, allowing just one unearned run on four hits and two walks in six innings. He struck out six batters in the no-decision. With this performance, Anderson lowered his season ERA to 2.79. He has a 10-1 record with a 1.02 WHIP and 87 strikeouts in 103 1/3 innings this season. Although he isn't the flashiest option out there, Anderson has been well worth the add for the fantasy managers who were willing to take a chance earlier in the season. He should be out there in every start at this point.

    Jul 23 · Source via Dodgers Tyler Anderson
  • Dustin May Throws 49 Pitches In Rehab Outing

    Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Dustin May (elbow) allowed an earned run on three hits while striking out three and walking three in two innings during his minor league rehab outing for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday. He averaged 97.1 mph on his sinker and topped out at 99 mph with his fastball in the outing. The 24-year-old's velocity certainly looked good, but he wasn't all that efficient with his control, which led to an elevated pitch count. He has yet to pitch at all this year, so he'll need at least a few more rehab appearances before he'll be an option for the Dodgers starting rotation. However, he should definitely be on the radar to be stashed in fantasy leagues if he's available. May has a 2.93 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and a 24.2% strikeout rate in 113 2/3 major league innings over three seasons with LA.

    Jul 23 · Source via Dodgers Dustin May
  • Cody Bellinger Drives In Four With A Grand Slam On Friday

    Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger went 1-for-4 on Friday and was the deciding factor when he broke a 1-1 tie with an eighth-inning grand slam. The former MVP hasn't bounced back like some were hoping for, slashing .208/.270/.381 with 12 HRs, 45 runs, and 35 RBI over 86 games. Bellinger has been cold lately, batting .174 in his last seven contests. The 27-year-old still has deep-league relevance, as he's stolen 11 bases, but he's no longer the hitter he used to be, and fantasy managers can bench him in most formats.

    Jul 23 · Source via Dodgers Cody Bellinger
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