The Dodgers have been on a tear in the month of July. LA entered Saturday’s game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium with a 15-2 record and a 10.5 game lead in the NL West over the San Diego Padres. LA has done it all without a lineup linchpin in Chris Taylor.
Taylor was placed on the injured list on July 6th after a CT scan revealed a foot fracture. CT3 suffered the injury during a weekend series against the Padres. He tried to play through it, but once the scan came back positive for a fracture, LA had no choice but to shut him down.
According to AM570’s David Vassegh, Chris Taylor is scheduled to start a rehab assignment next week. The Orange County Register’s J.P. Hoornstra added that CT3 still hasn’t been cleared to run, but was spotted doing cardio on the team’s Alter-G machine.
Although Taylor struggled in the month of June (.648 OPS), he’s still a key piece of the lineup. His ability to play a variety of outfield positions provides the Dodgers with ever-valuable roster flexibility.
Considering that Taylor was fourth in strikeout rate in the month of June (35.4%), the injury could be a blessing in disguise. CT3 rarely gets, or asks for, a day off, and some time off the field could help he reset his hitting mechanics.
Assuming he continues to trend up, he could be back sometime in August.
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