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Dodgers’ Yoshinobu Yamamoto Has Strained Rotator Cuff, Per Dave Roberts

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto has a strained rotator cuff according to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, per SportsNet LA’s Kirsten Watson. The injury is not season-ending Roberts added, but will need to heal.

Yamamoto was placed on the 15-day injured list earlier on Sunday after exiting Saturday’s start early due to triceps tightness. Yamamoto left after pitching just two innings on Saturday after his start was delayed from Thursday to Saturday originally. It’s unclear if this update will cause Yamamoto to miss more time than the initial 15 days he has been placed on the injury report for.

The Dodgers’ 12-year, $325 million free agency signing had continued to become a top pitcher for the Dodgers this season. Yamamoto is 6-2 with a 2.92 ERA and 84 strikeouts through 14 starts this season. He had been on fire lately, allowing just one earned run across three starts in June. He had a .60 ERA to begin June.

The Dodgers have had bad luck with injuries this season, as former AL MVP and seven-time MLB All-Star Mookie Betts had his hand fractured when he was hit by a 98 mph pitch on Sunday. Betts’ injury is also not season-ending, and will not require surgery, but will need time to heal, Watson reported.

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Eva Geitheim

Eva graduated from UCLA in 2023 with a bachelor's degree in Communication. She has been covering college and professional sports since 2022.


  1. And now MOOKIE. Such is MLB life. Get Bo now?! Why, he’s struggling awful. Hes been down trending for years every so slightly, but down just the same! Brung up Sweeney! Then promote Freeland to AAA. then swap em out until Betts back. And Betts has to move back to RF for rest of this year!!!!!!!!

    1. We have Outman who has his swing back in AAA, Over .300. Hit a rocket to straightaway center ten feet above the wall on Thursday. High level defense. Pages to left. Taylor back to third and short as backup. Rojas starting at short. High level defense, Not sure about Vargas being called up. He can hit; but is a below average fielder.

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