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Dodgers Injury Update: Chris Taylor Ready for the Next Step in His Recovery

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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  1. “Considering that Taylor was fourth in strikeout rate in the month of June (35.4%), the injury could be a blessing in disguise” No doubt. He’s been a SO machine lately. He needs this reset.

  2. If Chris Taylor was 4th in strikeout rate, then Muncy must be numero uno. Max looks so uncomfortable in the batter’s box. Seems like all he wants to do is get a walk. And IF he does get a walk, as he is jogging to first base, he looks as though a gigantic weight is off his back. Yet Roberts continues to have him in the lineup.