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Dodgers News: Chris Taylor Hopes to Avoid IL, May Not Be Available Rest of the Week

A bit of positive news came out of Dodger camp on Tuesday as it looks like Chris Taylor could end up avoiding the injured list for what sounds like some sort of an oblique issue — a side issue, as it’s been termed. Taylor caught up with reporters after a workout and had this to say.

“I’ve never had any oblique things before, and I was just trying to be cautious. There are some things you can try to play through and be OK, and there are other things you have to be smart about. The last thing I want to do is to turn something that’s gonna make me miss a day or two into a four-week injury that doesn’t go away.”

Via LA Times

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts also spoke with reporters on Tuesday. His take is that the team can handle CT3 being down for a couple days without placing him on the IL, but that might have changed with an apparent injury to shortstop Miguel Rojas during the game. The beneficiary of these injuries will likely be journeyman infielder Luke Williams, who was called up from Triple-A on Tuesday to fill in for Mookie Betts who went on a one day paternity leave.

At any rate, the most troubling thing Roberts had to say involved Taylor’s availability for the upcoming four-game series against the Cubs in Chicago. Is CT expected to be available?

“I hope so but I’m not counting on it.”

The depth chart is taking a nice hit and we’re not even 20 games into the season yet.

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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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