Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger hasn’t performed since April 5, and it doesn’t seem a return is imminent. A latest take a look at on Bellinger’s injured left leg revealed a hairline fracture, supervisor Dave Roberts instructed Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times and different reporters. Roberts added that “it’s not a day-to-day factor.”
Bellinger landed on the 10-day injured listing April 9 (retroactive to April 6), at which level it was believed he solely had a left calf contusion. The Dodgers appeared optimistic Bellinger would return in pretty quick order, however that gained’t be the case. Nevertheless, it’s not but clear how rather more time the 25-year-old outfielder/first baseman will miss.
Bellinger helped the Dodgers to NL West titles in every of his 4 full seasons, and the previous MVP was a key a part of final yr’s World Collection-winning membership. Bellinger opened this season because the Dodgers’ heart fielder, however the depth-laden group has had the posh of turning to Chris Taylor, Mookie Betts and AJ Pollock (principally Taylor) on the place throughout his absence. Even with Bellinger on the shelf for many of April, the Dodgers have stormed out of the gates to an 11-2 report – one of the best mark within the majors.