Dodgers infielder Max Muncy underwent an MRI this morning that revealed a small fracture in his right wrist, according to Alanna Rizzo.
An MRI this AM revealed Max Muncy has a small fracture/crack in his right wrist. No definitive time table for return but he’s hopeful it’s just 1-2 weeks. He still has swelling & an internal contusion. Can’t do much until that clears up.
— AlaNNa Rizzo (@alannarizzo) August 30, 2019
Rizzo also added his wrist still has swelling and an internal contusion. He is hopeful to return in one to two weeks but there is no set timetable for him.
Of course, the slugger was hit on the wrist with a 94mph fastball on Wednesday in San Diego where initial tests proved to be inconclusive. Tests on Thursday also showed nothing beyond the initial diagnosis of a contusion.
Now, Muncy called the news “average” based on what it could have been, according to Jorge Castillo of the LA Times.
The 29-year-old Muncy was having another great year for the Dodgers. In 129 games, he is hitting .253/.375/.525 with a 135 wRC+ and 33 home runs.
Getting him back in time for the playoffs will be huge for the Dodgers’ chances in October. They have more than enough depth to fill in for him over the next few weeks.
Look for David Freese, who will be activated Sept. 1, and Enrique Hernandez to get the majority of the starts while Muncy is out… unless top prospect Gavin Lux is called up.