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Dodgers Transfer Max Muncy to 60-Day Injured List

The bad news continues to reign down for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Dodgers star infielder and slugger Max Muncy has been placed on the 60-day IL due to a Grade 1 right oblique strain.

Dodgers Nation Doug Mckain, as well as Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times, shared via Twitter/X.

The Dodgers activated Kyle Hurt from the 60-day IL and optioned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City in a corresponding move.

Muncy was initially placed on the 10-day IL due to the oblique strain on May 17. The injury didn’t seem like a big deal then; however, the recovery process has been slower than expected.

Prior to Friday’s matchup against the Los Angeles Angels, Muncy was taking grounders. While that’s a great sign in the process, he still has some ways to go to get back on the major league diamond.

It has taken Muncy nearly a month to begin dry swings, and he has been limited to fielding grounders and running bases. Muncy doesn’t have a clear timeline, hence the move to the 60-day IL. The 33-year-old is eligible to return until after the All-Star break, but a lot can change until then.

The updates on Muncy have gotten worse and worse. We’ll see if the post-All-Star break timeline will give him enough time to make a return to the lineup. Muncy last played on May 15 and holds a batting average of .223 with a .798 OPS.

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Ricardo Sandoval

I write about sports. Staff writer at Dodgers Nation, LA Sports Report network of sites, and Newsweek. I’m also lifelong Dodgers and Lakers fan.

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