The Dodgers and Chris Taylor got some good news on Saturday in the form of not terrible news on the infielder’s injured knee. Taylor underwent an MRI yesterday that revealed some wear and tear in his right knee including some cartilage damage. That turned out to be better than any torn ligaments or any other issues in the joint.
“It had been bothering me for the last couple weeks or so, Taylor told reporters on Saturday. “Then [on Friday], coming out of the box it got worse. With an MRI, you never know so I was a little relieved.”
After a solid month of May (.258/.353/.565, 23 games), CT3 has stumbled in June (.194/.237/.361, 12 games). That knee is a likely contributing factor to his offensive woes.
Taylor received a cortisone injection in the affected area and will be down for at least a few days.
“I think that knee has been balky for quite some time. When you’re running around over years with time, that cartilage just breaks down,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “I think last night it came to a little bit of a head. I don’t think it’s longer term. I think it’s something we can manage.”Via OC Register
With days off on Monday and Thursday this coming week, the Dodgers can play it safe and stash Taylor on the bench for a small breather before getting him back in the lineup against the Houston Astros at Dodger Stadium next weekend. Roberts said the team will reassess Taylor on Tuesday.
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