Dodgers News: Alex Guerrero Suffers Left Calf Strain

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE (Sept. 11, 10:15 p.m. PT): Los Angeles Dodgers utility man Alex Guerrero is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his calf strain on Saturday, according to Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times:


Coming off a loss, but winners in 13 of their last 16 games, the Los Angeles Dodgers looked to begin the final series of their 10-game road trip on a high note. They faced an Arizona Diamondbacks team that although six games under .500, had just taken two of three from the San Francisco Giants.

While the Dodgers entered Friday’s game with some recent momentum, Alex Wood struggled and the Diamondbacks jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning. Wood allowed two more runs in the second before being removed after just 1.2 innings pitched.

Pedro Baez entered and gave up four more runs before managing to get out of inning. Aside from the already lopsided number on the scoreboard, the Dodgers’ night got worse as Alex Guerrero pulled up lame after legging out an infield single in the third inning.

Guerrero grabbed at his left leg as he arrived at first base and attempted to remain in the game before vice president of medical services Stan Conte emerged from the dugout with Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, and removed Guerrero. According to Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times, Guerrero strained his calf:

Jimmy Rollins, who was out of the lineup Friday a fourth consecutive game due to a sore finger on his right hand, came on to pinch-run. Guerrero avoided the same fate Kiké Hernandez, Howie Kendrick, Jose Peraza and Yasiel Puig suffered as they’ve all dealt with some form of a hamstring injury in the last six weeks.

Peraza returned to the lineup Friday after missing the last eight games, while Hernandez, Kendrick and Puig remain on the disabled list. After a hot start to the year, Guerrero entered the series opener batting .227/.255/.443.


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