Dodgers outfielder Josh Reddick jammed his right middle finger and was scratched from the starting lineup in Monday morning’s series finale against the Reds in Cincinnati.
Andrew Toles will now start in right field, batting seventh. The original lineup had Reddick batting sixth. Howie Kendrick, starting in left field, moved up one spot.
Reddick has struggled since joining the Dodgers, going 10-for-66 (.152) with a double and five walks. On the road trip the left-hander is 2-for-21 (.095) with no extra-base hits.
Justin Turner is also out of the lineup on Monday, getting a day off before the Dodgers’ series with the Giants beginning Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.
Rob Segedin starts at third base, batting eighth.
The other intriguing note from Monday morning is that Ross Stripling has rejoined the team in Cincinnati, per the beat writers in Cincinnati. There hasn’t been a roster move yet, and Stripling, who was optioned to Triple-A on Friday, can’t be activated within 10 days unless replacing someone going on the disabled list.
Brett Anderson, who allowed six runs on Saturday and left in the fourth inning with a blister on his left hand, tested his blister by playing catch before Monday’s game, per Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register.
Anderson is scheduled to start Thursday against the Giants.
UPDATE: After Monday’s game, more details emerged on Reddick’s finger.
Josh Reddick hurt his finger when his hand got caught in a door last night while ordering room service. "This is rock bottom," he cracked.— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) August 22, 2016