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Dodgers Injury News: Max Muncy Returns to the Lineup

After a three game hiatus, Max Muncy is back in the lineup and hitting cleanup for the Dodgers.

In the homestand finale against the Oakland A’s last week, Muncy was drilled in the right wrist and was eventually removed from the game. Over the weekend, he revealed that his wrist “locked up” on him shortly after the hit by pitch and was barely able to start swinging a bat on Sunday.

Now he returns to the lineup and looks to help the Dodgers earn the series win over the Padres.

Muncy has one hit in four previous at-bats against San Diego starter Seth Lugo. He’s a .206 hitter lifetime against the Padres but with 16 home runs in 85 games. He’s struggled greatly at Petco Park, hitting just .171 over 39 games there.

Focusing on 2023, things have been an overall struggle for Max. he’s hitting under .200 for a second year in a row but still finding his way to slug and to get on base and help the team win ballgames. Despite missing 20 games this season, he’s still second on the team in home runs (27) and fourth in RBI (70).

Over his last 13 games, Muncy has been heating up, however, hitting .233 but with a 1.091 OPS powered by 6 home runs and 11 walks.

Dodgers Lineup on Monday

Photo Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

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