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Dodgers News: Chris Taylor Set to Undergo Testing on Injured Knee, Peralta to Miss Time

Adding injury to insult on Friday night, the Dodgers not only lost the game, they lost a pair of key bats in the lineup with David Peralta and Chris Taylor exiting in the second and fourth innings respectfully. For Peralta, who suffered a small hamstring strain, he figures to miss a game or two but not much more than that. However, with Taylor, there’s a little more concern.

Following Friday night’s game, manager Dave Roberts told reporters that Taylor would undergo an MRI exam on Saturday to determine the severity of his injury.

Importantly, Taylor was able to walk off the field under his own power.

It’s another potentially big blow for the Dodgers who are already without Max Muncy who hit the injured list this week with a hamstring issue of his own. Top infield prospect Michael Busch was already called up for Muncy. So, if Taylor is forced to head to the IL, the Dodgers would be in a bad position in terms of the roster.

Who Would Replace Chris Taylor?

The only infielders currently on the 40-man roster are Yonny Hernandez, Eddys Leonard, and Jorbit Vivas. Of the three, only Hernandez has major league service with him having played in 56 games over parts of three seasons. He appeared in one game with the Dodgers earlier this season, grounding out in his lone at-bat.

Leonard is currently at the Double-A level and hitting just .231. Vivas is also at AA but hitting .300 with a .866 OPS.

Another intriguing name is Jahmai Jones who has been tearing it up at AAA with an OPS north of 1.000. He’s played mostly second base for the Oklahoma City team and has 29 games at the big league level under his belt. Jones is not on the 40-man roster so a spot would need to be cleared if the Dodgers are forced to place Chris Taylor on the IL.


Taylor’s scan revealed only a bone bruise in his right knee. He’s expected to miss a few games.

Yonny Hernandez has a locker at Dodger Stadium indicating a potential move coming up.

Clint Pasillas

Clint Pasillas has been writing, blogging, and podcasting about the Los Angeles Dodgers since 2008. Under Clint's leadership as the Lead Editor, Dodgers Nation has grown into one of the most read baseball sites in the world with millions of unique visitors per month. Find him online on Twitter/X or his YouTube channel!

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