Injuries & Moves: Betts could return before All-Star break as DH

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Keep track of the Dodgers’ recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.


June 28: UTIL  placed on 10-day IL; INF/OF Jake Lamb recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City
McKinstry was scratched from the starting lineup prior to the June 26 game against the Braves in Atlanta due to neck stiffness and the issue had not subsided as of June 28, when manager Dave Roberts said the club would be placing him on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to June 26. Lamb, whom the Dodgers signed to a Minor League contract in March, posted a .932 OPS with 15 home runs in 61 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City. -- Manny Randhawa


10-day and 15-day IL

OF Mookie Betts (right rib fracture)
Expected return: By the All-Star break
Betts suffered a right rib fracture on June 15 during a collision in the outfield with Cody Bellinger. Manager Dave Roberts said Betts began swinging a bat for the first time since the injury on June 28 -- dry swings only, not actually hitting. Throwing remains a problem, according to Roberts, who added that he is "very optimistic" that Betts will be back before the All-Star break.

"I'm pretty certain that when he does join us again, it's going to be by way of DH," Roberts said. -- Owen Perkins (Last updated: June 29)

LHP (left shoulder inflammation)
Expected return: TBD
Heaney is back on the injured list for the second time this season with left shoulder issues. He made a start on June 19, allowing his first run of the season in the sixth inning and snapping a 15 1/3-inning scoreless streak. According to manager Dave Roberts, Heaney felt discomfort during his bullpen session on June 23. Heaney then flew back to Los Angeles to get further testing, which showed a strain on his left shoulder. Heaney was shut down from throwing, and as of June 28, he had not yet resumed throwing. Roberts said on June 28 that Heaney would likely miss at least two more turns in the rotation. -- Juan Toribio and Manny Randhawa (Last updated: June 28)

RHP (torn left ACL)
Expected return: TBD
Hudson was placed on the injured list Saturday afternoon with a torn left ACL, an injury he sustained in the eighth inning of a 4-1 win over the Braves on Friday night at Truist Park. Hudson sustained the injury as he and catcher Will Smith tracked down a dribbler off the bat of Ronald Acuña Jr. Hudson’s left knee bent awkwardly when he stepped off the mound. He is likely done for the season. -- Juan Toribio (Last updated: June 25)

LHP Caleb Ferguson (left forearm tendinitis)
Expected return:
Since returning from Tommy John surgery, Ferguson has been a nice addition to the Dodgers’ bullpen. Ferguson has yet to allow an earned run in six appearances this season. It’s unclear when the left-hander felt the discomfort and how long he’ll be out. His IL placement is backdated to July 17.

IF Edwin Ríos (right hamstring tear)
Expected return:
Beyond several weeks
Ríos sustained the injury while running out a ground ball during a June 2 win over the Mets at Dodger Stadium. Manager Dave Roberts said that while Ríos won’t need to undergo surgery, his absence will be at least several weeks. -- Brian Wright (Last updated: June 3)

60-day IL

RHP Walker Buehler (right forearm strain)
Expected return: At least three months
Buehler revealed that he suffered a Grade 2 flexor strain after leaving his last start on June 10. The right-hander also had a bone spur removed on June 13, but that won’t affect his recovery. Buehler won’t pick up a baseball for at least six weeks. He will then have to go through a buildup before rejoining the active roster. The Dodgers and Buehler are optimistic that the right-hander will be back at some point in September. He was transferred to the 60-day IL on June 21 to clear a 40-man roster spot for outfielder Trayce Thompson. -- Juan Toribio (Last updated: June 21)

RHP (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return:
August or September
May threw a 40-pitch bullpen session at Dodger Stadium on June 18 and everything went well, according to manager Dave Roberts. The next step for the right-hander is to face hitters. May will throw about four live batting-practice sessions, according to Roberts. If all that goes well, May will then proceed to make rehab starts. May’s progression will be similar to a typical Spring Training, so it appears the right-hander is getting closer to making his return. -- Juan Toribio (Last updated: June 18)

OF Kevin Pillar (left shoulder fracture)
Possible return:
Out for the season
Pillar, who fractured his left shoulder in the June 1 game vs. the Pirates, underwent a successful surgery on June 7. The surgery will end Pillar’s season. -- Juan Toribio (Last updated: June 10)

RHP Blake Treinen (right shoulder inflammation)
Expected return:
Out until at least All-Star break
After several weeks off from throwing, Treinen has resumed playing catch, going as far out as 60 feet. "From what I hear, he came out really well," said manager Dave Roberts. -- Sarah Wexler (Last updated: June 5)

RHP Tommy Kahnle (right elbow bone bruise)
Expected return: TBD
Kahnle was moved to the 60-day IL on May 28. Following days of soreness after his last outing, Kahnle notified the Dodgers on May 16 that he wasn’t recovering as well as he normally does and he underwent an MRI on May 18. Kahnle made his return on May 1 after missing nearly two seasons due to Tommy John surgery and appeared in four games before the latest setback. -- Paul Casella (Last updated: May 28)

LHP Victor González (left elbow inflammation)
Expected return: Late August
González was transferred to the 60-day injured list on May 15 to make room for the additions of right-handed pitchers Michael Grove and Shane Greene. González has been rehabbing in Arizona after he underwent a minor surgery on his left elbow to remove tissue. He had experienced discomfort during a bullpen session. Manager Dave Roberts said the team is optimistic González will pitch at the Major League level again this season. -- Megan Garcia (Last updated: May 15)

LHP Danny Duffy (left elbow)
Expected return: Potentially July
Duffy joined the Dodgers on April 26 at Chase Field and continued his throwing program, which he had started recently. Duffy is currently only playing catch, and manager Dave Roberts said he doesn't "know when his ETA will be." -- Jake Rill (Last updated: April 26)

RHP Jimmy Nelson (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return: Likely out for the season
Manager Dave Roberts wouldn’t close the door on Nelson returning this season, but it remains unlikely. -- Juan Toribio (Last updated: March 22)