Injuries & Moves: Muncy out with sore elbow

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


May 26: Max Muncy sits with left elbow discomfort
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Muncy has been dealing with some left elbow discomfort after banging against the wall in the series opener against the Nationals on Monday. Muncy, who suffered a torn UCL in his left elbow last season, could head to the injured list for the first time this season, but that decision has not yet been made. Outfielder Kevin Pillar is on the team’s taxi squad and would likely replace Muncy if he goes on the IL. -- Juan Toribio

May 22: RHP agrees to one-year extension
Following Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Phillies, the Dodgers announced they have agreed to a one-year extension with Treinen that will keep him with the club through at least 2023.

Treinen, who is on the 60-day IL with right shoulder inflammation, had an $8 million club option for next season, but it's now a lock that he will stay with the team for the 2023 campaign. After posting a 1.99 ERA over 72 appearances last season, Treinen has been limited to just three outings this season -- the last of which came on April 14 -- and he remains without a timetable to return as the club continues to bring him along slowly.

Signed by the Dodgers prior to the 2020 season, Treinen has a 2.51 ERA since the start of the '18 campaign. That ranks sixth among 249 pitchers with at least 200 innings during that span, trailing only Jacob deGrom, Josh Hader, Justin Verlander, Liam Hendriks and Ryan Pressly. -- Paul Casella


10-day and 15-day IL

LHP Clayton Kershaw (right SI joint inflammation)
Expected return:
Kershaw, who was scratched ahead of his scheduled start against the Phillies on May 13 with inflammation in his pelvic joint, traveled with the team for its four-game series against the D-backs, which ends May 29. The left-hander played catch on May 26 and could throw his first bullpen since the injury sometime next week.

“I think initially I didn’t want to admit I was hurt, so I tried to just keep going,” Kershaw said on May 26. “I just needed some time. … Today, I threw out to 90 feet and feel better. It’s getting there. Now it’s just a matter of kind of getting over that hurdle and getting back on the mound and getting going again.” -- Juan Toribio (Last updated: May 26)

LHP (left shoulder discomfort)
Expected return: Mid-to-late June
Heaney threw a 50-pitch, three-inning bullpen session on May 26 at Chase Field. The left-hander came out “feeling well,” according to manager Dave Roberts. It’s another positive step in Heaney’s progression. Heaney’s next step is to face hitters at Camelback Ranch on May 29. -- Juan Toribio (Last updated: May 26)

RHP Tommy Kahnle (right elbow bone bruise)
Expected return: TBD
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. The right-hander is resting in Arizona and will be shut down for two weeks from the time of the MRI before being re-evaluated, though manager Dave Roberts said the club expects him back at some point this season. 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 20)

60-day IL

RHP Blake Treinen (right shoulder inflammation)
Expected return:
Out until at least All-Star break
Treinen said on May 14 that he hasn’t thrown for a couple of weeks but that he feels “really good right now” and hasn’t been experiencing much in the way of discomfort. Rather, he characterized his issues as being more a matter of a lack of conviction and trust in his ability to throw. The club will continue to play things slowly with his rehab process, and for the time being, he’s focused exclusively on working out his lower body. -- Sarah Wexler (Last updated: May 17)

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)

RHP (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return:
Late this season
May joined the Dodgers at Chase Field on April 26 and threw a 25-pitch bullpen session, the ninth of his recovery, each of which has been about 25-30 pitches. It was the first in which he didn't throw only fastballs, as he mixed in his cutter. May said he's scheduled to throw his next bullpen session on April 29, when he'll also start to throw curveballs. May added that he doesn't think he'll progress to live batting practice until late May. Manager Dave Roberts said May's April 26 bullpen session was "as good as we could have expected." Roberts noted that May will be built up to be a starter later in his progression. -- Jake Rill (Last updated: April 26)

LHP Danny Duffy (left elbow)
Expected return: Potentially late June or early 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)