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Dodgers News: Will Smith Won’t Play in 4-Game Series Against Chicago Cubs

The Dodgers have been without their star catcher Will Smith for over a week now. He hasn’t played since last Wednesday, after suffering a concussion in the game against the Giants.

Smith was technically eligible to come off the seven-day concussion injured list on Thursday, however, that’s not going to happen. Smith is going to remain out for at least the next series against the Chicago Cubs, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters on Thursday.

“With Will, each passing day gets a little bit better,” Roberts said. “I still don’t see him playing in this series. So, with the off day coming on Monday, the hope is that we’ll get him potentially in that next series.”


In Smith’s absence, the Dodgers will continue to rely on Austin Barnes and Austin Wynns as their backstops. Neither are playing particularly well, but that’s to be expected of a backup and third-string catcher.

The Dodgers need the rest of the lineup to make up for Smith’s absence, and hopefully find some consistency in the lineup over these next four games in Chicago.

Then, after the day off, hopefully Smith is able to return on Tuesday against the Pirates in Pittsburgh.

Get well soon, Will! We miss you!

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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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