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Latest Max Muncy Injury Update Isn’t Optimistic for Dodgers

It doesn’t appear Max Muncy will be back with the Dodgers anytime soon.

Muncy, who’s been out since May 15 with an oblique injury, was initially expected to return this week. However, that timeline was pushed back, and now Muncy is nowhere near a return to action.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts spoke to reporters on Tuesday ahead of the team’s doubleheader against the New York Mets, and provided an injury update on Muncy.

Roberts said Muncy has moved his rehab to the Dodgers’ spring training complex in Arizona, but hasn’t even started swinging a bat. Roberts said Muncy is on a “slow program,” but he hopes the veteran infielder can start swinging a bat “soon.”

Oblique injuries are one of the trickiest to gauge in baseball. Sometimes they could take a couple weeks to heal, while other times they can take months.

Muncy appeared in 40 games for the Dodgers this season, slashing .223/.323/.475 with nine home runs and 28 RBIs. He had an OPS+ of 125, which would be his best since his All-Star season in 2021.

In the meantime, Miguel Vargas will continue to get an extended run at the MLB level, while Chris Taylor, Miguel Rojas, and Kiké Hernández take turns at third base.

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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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