The Los Angeles Dodgers placed outfielder Cody Bellinger on the injured list Tuesday with a fractured left rib. The former MVP has struggled to get it going at the plate this season where he’s hitting .159 with a 29% strikeout rate. The injuries have piled up for the former MVP, who underwent offseason shoulder surgery and has already suffered three injuries that have led to IL stints this season.The Dodgers recalled outfielder Luke Raley from Triple-A Oklahoma City in a corresponding move.
We discuss Bellinger’s latest bad break, the likelihood that he’ll play a role for LA again this season and if it’s time for the team to shut him down for the year. Plus, are the Dodgers going with Luke Raley instead of Matt Beaty and should the team have held on to Yoshi Tsutsugo, who’s been a very productive hitter for the Pirates since the Dodgers let him go?
Next, Gavin Lux has been one of the Dodgers’ hottest hitters since being recalled on September 10th. The Dodgers’ former top prospect has filled in nicely in left field and has provided a big spark for LA’s offense. The “Kid From Kenosha” has added much needed length to LA’s lineup where he’s hit .500 (13-26) in his last nine games. We discuss Gavin Lux’s role when AJ Pollock gets healthy and if he could make the outfield his home in the future. Plus, Gavin Lux shares how Mookie Betts has helped him make the transition to playing the outfield.