Dodgers: Why Has LA Had So Many Injuries This Year?

Just when it looks like the Dodgers are getting close to full strength, another Dodger goes down. The Dodgers placed infielder Max Muncy on the 10-day IL and recalled OF Luke Raley from Triple-A Oklahoma City. We get the latest on the injury and discuss what the Dodgers will do while he’s out. Plus, Luke Raley has been raking at Triple-A, will it translate to The Show?

Next, we get the very latest on Cody Bellinger, who left Friday’s game due to hamstring tightness, and find out when to expect reliever Corey Knebel back in the Dodgers’ pen. Plus, why LA has suffered so many injuries this season.



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  1. Seems like abnormal amount of injuries. Wonder if the short season in 2020 had impact, assuming no changes in off season training by players.

    1. Look at the lifetime stats at players in the 60s,70s, and 80s like Seaver, Drysdale, Marichal, Ryan, Gibson, and on and on. They pitched for 15-20 years, 40 starts a season, no pitch counts, 300 innings a season was common, as was complete games, and almost never missed a start for their whole careers. Now its 30 starts a season max, 100 pitches a game max, extra rest days, if they only pitched 70 innings last year God forbid they pitch more than 95 innings this year. So why are todays pitchers so much more fragile. Evidently nobody has figured that out yet, and the thought that babying these guys might make them more vulnerable to injury hasn’t crossed anybodies mind yet. Bauer wanted to pitch every 4th day, he may be the only guy that gets it.

  2. It is very alarming the amount of injuries to all players @ every position across the MLB. Every day you hear of couple of star players or pitchers go down w/ a serious injury. It’s affecting the game w/ less quality players filling in. It’s not a high contact sport like football, but baseball has a lot of soft tissue injuries that takes more time to heal and rehab. It’s not only the Dodgers but every team has a major injury on couple of their players. There seems to be a common denominator but I know these pro teams hire the best certified trainers, strength/ conditioning coaches, nutritionists, phy. ther., and doctors. But this is concerning for Major League Baseball.

    1. With the re-opening of the brand new renovated Dodger Stadium tonight w/ a 100% capacity; I hope they had a thorough blessing of a new beginning for the organization. A total cleansing of any bad karma affecting the team. Good Luck Dodgers !

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