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Dodgers News: Trayce Thompson Strains Oblique, Will Head to Injured List

Dodgers outfielder Trayce Thompson will be heading to the injured list on Saturday with a strained oblique. Thompson suffered the injury in Saturday’s 6-3 loss to the Yankees, as he attempted to check his swing. Thompson ended up staying in the game for the rest of the top half of the inning — even running the bases — but didn’t come out to field in the bottom half of it.

That raised a lot of questions, especially considering the Dodgers had to lose their designated hitter spot by putting J.D. Martinez in the outfield. However, after the game, those questions were answered, as Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed that Thompson strained his oblique and will be hitting the injured list.

It’s a huge bummer for Thompson, who finally broke out of a massive slump at the end of May with a three-hit game. He was finally seeming to turn a corner, and had a great at-bat in Saturday’s game drawing a walk.

Now, though, Thompson will hit the injured list, with the dreaded oblique injury.

Oblique injuries are always tough, as you never know how long they’re really going to take to heal.

Earlier this season, Dodgers RHP Ryan Pepiot strained his oblique at the end of spring training, and is yet to make his return to the mound. Pepiot won’t be back until after the All-Star break at the earliest, which is still six weeks away. That means it’ll be almost four months between him getting hurt and potentially making a return.

We wish the best to Thompson, as this hopefully won’t be one of the lingering obliques that keeps him out for months on end. But the Dodgers should know more as the weeks go on, and we’ll continue to update you when we learn more.

In the immediate, the Dodgers will have to call someone up for Sunday’s game and beyond. Rookie infielder Michael Busch, who made a brief appearance in the majors earlier this season, seems like the obvious candidate. We’ll see if that’s who the Dodgers decide to bring back up on Sunday.

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.

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