The Dodgers had a little bit of a scare this past week. Reliever Yency Almonte hit the injured list with what the team was calling right elbow tightness. They had an MRI scheduled for him this week to ensure that there was not a deeper issue, but even Almonte didn’t think anything was wrong.
This week, they got some good news on the reliever. Almonte said ahead of the Dodgers game on Tuesday night that the MRI results came back clean. That’s big news for the team and for him because Almonte has definitely been someone they’ve leaned on.
He said on Tuesday that he will start throwing at a light intensity and that the Dodgers are being cautious.
Yency Almonte said his MRI came back clean. He’ll throw today at a lighter intensity and they’re just being cautious with him.
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) August 9, 2022
For the year, Almonte has appeared in 29 games and posted a 1.15 ERA. He has also struck out 30 batters in 30.1 innings of work and issued 10 walks. He’s been a force out of the pen for Dave Roberts.
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