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Dodgers News: RHP Michael Grove Exits Game vs Cubs Early with Apparent Injury

Not a bit of news Dodgers fans want to hear right now… or that the Dodgers can handle from a staff standpoint. Rookie right-hander Michael Grove was forced to exit his start against the Cubs in Chicago on Thursday night. No word on what the issue is but it seemed like something lower body at first glance.

Here’s what the scene looked like in the bottom of the 4th inning.

Here’s the pitch.

Mark Prior then eventually Dave Roberts and a trainer came out to check Grove on the mound at Wrigley Field and after a brief discussion, he walked off the field with the trainer.

Phil Bickford came on in relief of the starter with a 2-1 lead and runners on second and third with no outs. He quickly got a strikeout before a single tied the game. The Cubs would have taken the lead if not for a dart from right fielder James Outman (doing his best Mookie Betts impression) to nail the runner at home.


Grove left the game with a right groin strain.

More to come on how long he’ll be sidelined.

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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