Injuries & Roster Moves: Muncy returns Tues.

June 21st, 2021

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

ROSTER MOVES

June 21: Dodgers recall OF
Reks, 27, will be making his Major League debut on Monday against the Padres. In 288 games in the Minors, Reks batted .305 with 40 homers and 164 RBIs. This season, the outfielder hit .341 with five homers and 19 RBIs for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

June 21: Dodgers option RHP to Triple-A Oklahoma City
Uceta’s latest stint in the Majors lasted only one game, as the right-hander’s struggles continued on Sunday against Arizona. Uceta allowed five runs on three hits in just 1 2/3 innings, which ballooned his season ERA to 6.28.

INJURY UPDATES

10-day IL

1B (right oblique strain)
Expected return: June 22
Muncy took live at-bats against left-hander Scott Alexander on Monday. The expectation is that Muncy will be back in the Dodgers’ lineup on Tuesday against San Diego. Before the injury, he was the best hitter on the roster, posting a team-leading .946 OPS. (Last updated: June 21)

OF (left hamstring soreness)
Expected return:
June 23
Bellinger also took live at-bats against Scott Alexander on Monday and is expected to be back in the lineup on Wednesday against the Padres, according to manager Dave Roberts. Bellinger will handle most of the center field duties upon his return. (Last updated: June 21)

SS (right hand fracture)
Expected return:
Early to mid July
Seager’s recovery has gone smoothly and the star shortstop is on pace to be sent out on a rehab assignment around June 22. Seager took batting practice at Chase Field for the second consecutive day on June 19. The Dodgers will decide where Seager will begin his rehab assignment after their June 20 game against the D-backs. (Last updated: June 19)

IF/OF (right calf strain)
Expected return: TBD
Tsutsugo began his rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City on June 17, and has gone 0-for-6 with three walks and three strikeouts over two games while playing left field and first base. It’s expected to be a lengthy rehab assignment for Tsutsugo, who is working on finding a more consistent swing. (Last updated: June 19)

60-day IL

LHP (left shoulder inflammation)
Expected return:
July
Alexander isn’t eligible to come off the IL until July 2, but the left-hander has already begun his rehab assignment, which is a good sign. He threw a live batting-practice session at Dodger Stadium earlier in the week and tossed a scoreless inning for Low-A Rancho Cucamonga on June 18. (Last updated: June 19)

LHP (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return:
TBD
Ferguson had Tommy John surgery in September 2020, having previously undergone the procedure as a high school senior in 2014. The usual timeline for Tommy John recovery suggests that Ferguson is unlikely to return this year. (Last updated: May 25)

RHP (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return:
TBD
Kahnle underwent Tommy John surgery as a member of the Yankees in August 2020, then signed a two-year contract with the Dodgers as a free agent over the offseason. He is expected to miss most, if not all, of the ‘21 season, but could be an impact arm for Los Angeles in ‘22. (Last updated: May 25)

RHP (right lat strain)
Expected return:
TBD
Knebel was expected to miss several months after hitting the IL on April 24. The Dodgers expect him to pitch in the Majors again this season and don’t believe he will need surgery. (Last updated: May 25)

Out for the season

RHP (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return:
Out for season
May was putting together an excellent season when he exited his May 1 start in Milwaukee mid-at-bat after visibly grimacing on the mound. An MRI exam revealed a torn UCL, and he underwent Tommy John surgery on May 11 that will keep him out for the rest of the year. (Last updated: May 25)

IF (right shoulder surgery)
Expected return:
Out for season
Ríos’ season came to an end after tests revealed a partially torn labrum in his right shoulder that would require surgery to repair. The diagnosis helped explain why Ríos had been struggling at the plate so much, having gone hitless in his final 37 plate appearances of the season. (Last updated: May 25)