Dodgers News: Dave Roberts Talks Shortstop Plan with Miguel Rojas Sidelined
The Dodgers bit the bullet and went ahead and put Miguel Rojas on the 10-day injured list with a hamstring strain. Things have started out rough for the veteran shortstop this season as he’s battled through a few nagging lower body issues and now he’ll be sidelined for at least the 10 day stint.
Manager Dave Roberts shared the latest news on Rojas’s status after Wednesday afternoon’s loss.
“Our hope is that in 10 days he’ll be back with us. Miguel wanted to play, felt he could kind of manage it, but we’ve tried that and it hasn’t fared well, so we just felt to kind of nip it, get him on the IL and travel with us, and get him back when the IL stint is up.”
With Rojas unavailable and Chris Taylor battling an injury of his own, the Dodgers are left in a precarious spot at the shortstop position. Journeyman infielder Luke Williams got the start on Wednesday and may be the top option to play there for a few days until Taylor is ready to go. Notably, Roberts seemed less gung-ho than he was on Tuesday about the idea of playing Mookie Betts at shortstop. Betts is away from the team on paternity leave but is expected back on Thursday in Chicago.
“Sort of depends on Mookie coming back from paternity, there’s going to be a potential move… Luke Williams, depending on where CT is at in a couple days, I don’t see him playing short for the next two days, we’ll see on the third day, but it looks like Luke right now.”
“Whether we can get [Taylor] back playing on Friday remains to be seen, but I think that tomorrow we’ll give him that extra day to kind of go through the whole routine and throw, there’s still a little bit of soreness with the throwing, too.”
Never have Dodger fans missed Corey Seager more than they do right now.