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Dodgers News: Chris Taylor Finally Heading to Injured List with Knee Issue

The Dodgers kicked the can as far as they could down the road but the club will finally place Chris Taylor on the 10-day injured list with a knee issue. The move is retroactive. Taking his place on the active roster is infielder Yonny Hernandez.

While manager Dave Roberts says Taylor’s knee hasn’t exactly gotten worse over the last week, it isn’t getting better at this time. He last got in a game on Thursday, earning a walk as a pinch hitter against the Angels. On the year, the 2021 NL All-Star is hitting .206/.275/.455.

He wouldn’t be able to be activated until the next homestand at the earliest.

On the flip side, this will be Yonny Hernandez’s second tour of duty with the Dodgers this year. the 25-year-old got into one game back in April going 0-1 as a pinch hitter. Down at the Triple-A level, Hernandez has been solid for the Oklahoma City squad. In 47 games, he’s hitting .260 but with a .407 on-base percentage. He has 15 extra base hits and 25 RBI. The infielder has been off and on LA’s taxi squad in recent days while Taylor has been sidelined.

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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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