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Dodgers Injury News: Michael Grove Exceptional in 2nd MiLB Rehab Start

Help is on the way for LA. Injured SP Michael Grove is on the comeback trail from a groin injury suffered a month ago in a start against the Cubs at Dodger Stadium. He completed his second minor league rehab start on Saturday and was exceptional throwing 5.2 scoreless innings.

Grove made 4 starts for the Dodgers after making the starting rotation out of spring training. He wasn’t good by any stretch of the imagination over those starts but did have some physical things going on during that stretch. The rookie right-hander was dealing with strep throat early in the year that sapped some stamina. He was pitching a bit better when he injured his groin (3 runs over previous 8.2 IP).

Having built up to 77 pitches, Grove should be ready to rejoin the active roster as soon as this week at Dodger Stadium. Considering the struggles of fellow rookie Gavin Stone in the rotation, Grove taking Stone’s spot in the rotation seems to make sense.

The first few starts of Gavin Stone’s major league career have been rough to say the least. After another beating on Sunday (7 ER, 2 IP), his season ERA is up to 14.40 and his inability to put hitters away is getting amplified. Through his first 10 innings, he’s allowed 23 hits, 7 walks, and 16 earned runs.

Dave Roberts said the team will “reassess the rotation” once back in LA and it wouldn’t be shocking to see Stone optioned to Triple-A as soon as Monday.

Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor and manager of, and a host and analyst on DN's Blue Heaven podcast live stream. Since joining Dodgers Nation, Clint has helped grow the site into a top-50 baseball website in the world. He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future. He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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