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Dodgers News: Roberts Hopes Miguel Vargas Avoided Injury Following Hit by Pitch

We got the feeling of oh no here we go again in the 7th inning of last night’s win when Miguel Vargas got hit in the right hand by a Connor Seabold fastball. That’s the same hand that had the fractured pinkie finger early in spring training. With Vargas staying in and completing the game on Monday night, the hope is he dodged a bullet.

Dave Roberts provided a measured but positive update to reporters after the game.

“His thumb is fine. We’ll get it looked at. He said it was sore but full range of motion, there’s strength. Hopefully, he comes in feeling good. I think (Tuesday), the next day, we’ll know more but he was adamant about staying in the game.”

Miguel Vargas has been a breakout star for the Dodgers to open the season, so LA could ill afford to be without him for a period of time. So far this season, Miggy is 3-8 (.375) but with a league-leading 9 walks (.722 on-base percentage).

It wouldn’t be surprising to see the second baseman get the day off on Tuesday. With the off day on Wednesday, it would give him two days to get any pain or swelling out of that thumb area. On the other hand, the kid is still just 23 and kids feel no pain or something.

The Dodgers send Julio Urias to the mound tonight for his second start of the season. He’ll face Rockies ace German Marquez with first pitch at 7:10 PM at Dodger Stadium.

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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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