LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers before Wednesday night’s game against the Cubs placed outfielder Franklin Gutierrez on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring, and recalled Trayce Thompson from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Gutierrez left Monday night’s game against the Cubs in the second inning, feeling something in his hamstring in a stolen base attempt. He was thrown out.
The veteran Gutierrez started all four games against left-handed pitchers so far this season, all in left field, and in six games is 3-for-13 (.231) with two doubles and a walk.
With the move retroactive to Tuesday, the earliest Gutierrez could be activated from the DL is next Friday, Apr. 21.
Roberts said Franklin Gutierrez hamstring injury is "best case one week ... worst case three weeks". Trayce Thompson starts in LF Thursday— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) April 12, 2017
This is the second player placed on the disabled list during the road trip, joining pitcher Rich Hill, who went on the DL last Friday before the Dodgers’ opener in Colorado.
Thompson was off to a slow start with Oklahoma City, going 0-for-13 with two walks in five games. But he was also one of the Dodgers final cuts in spring training, and can play all three outfield positions.
Thompson hit .225/.302/.436 with 13 home runs in 80 games last season before a back injury cut short his season in July.