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Dodgers Injury News: Max Muncy Has a New Date to Return from the IL

If you weren’t aware, the Dodgers have gone through more than their fair share of injury troubles this season. That said, things are starting to turn around for LA as far as that’s concerned.

Phil Bickford has made his return, Daniel Hudson is starting to see the light at the end of his recovery tunnel, and things are looking up for Julio Urias as well.

And one more Dodger could add himself to that list soon.

Manager Dave Roberts said on Saturday that infielder Max Muncy should be activated off the injured list on Tuesday as he recovers from a left hamstring strain, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times.

Muncy was set to return from the IL on Friday before suffering a setback with his injury, but now it looks as if the power hitter will make his much anticipated return to the lineup at the hitter’s paradise that is Coors Field.

Muncy has been through his struggles on the field as well in 2023, posting a .191 batting average with a career high 27.9 percent strikeout rate, but the 32-year-old hasn’t seen his production dip in the power department. He’s tied for fifth in the National League with 18 home runs on the season through 60 games this season, and he’s on pace to cruise past the 21 homers he hit last year.

And making his return to the launching pad that is Denver, Colorado may just be the thing he needs to find his way out of his difficulties. If he can find his rhythm, that would definitely be a boon to the Dodgers lineup as they attempt to keep up their recent good stretch, as they’ve won their last three games.

Matt Wagner

Matt Wagner was born and raised in southern California, and he lived there before moving to Colorado and getting his B.A. in Communications from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 2022. He relocated back to southern California in 2023 and is looking forward to covering the Dodgers again here at Dodgers Nation. Some of his past work is in Bleacher Report, Dodgers Tailgate, and, most recently, Colorado Buffaloes Wire. Aside from writing, you can probably catch him petting the nearest dog or eating some good Mexican food.

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