LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers before Tuesday’s game against the Pirates placed first baseman and outfielder Cody Bellinger on the 10-day disabled list with a mild right ankle sprain, suffered while making a catch in right field on Saturday in Detroit.
The move was retroactive to Sunday, meaning the earliest Bellinger can return from the DL is Wednesday, Aug. 30.
Bellinger landed awkwardly on his right foot while catching a drive from Nicholas Castellanos in the sixth inning against the Tigers on Saturday, rolling his ankle. He remained in the game to finish the top of the frame, but was pulled for a pinch hitter in the next half-inning.
He has not played since.
This was before the game:
Bellinger improving but still swelling in ankle. Won't start tomorrow and now leaning toward DL.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) August 22, 2017
Cody Bellinger took BP in batting cage today. Told me no pain in his right ankle. #Dodgers— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) August 22, 2017
Bellinger is the 26th different Dodgers player to be placed on the DL in 2017, three shy of the major league record they set last season. Nine players have made multiple trips to the disabled list, giving the club 37 different DL stints on the season.
The Dodgers recalled relief pitcher Josh Ravin from Triple-A Oklahoma City for Tuesday’s game, giving them an extra arm on a night when Brock Stewart gets the spot start, having not surpassed five innings in any outing this season to date. This is also following a 12-inning game on Monday that saw the Dodgers use seven relievers to pitch the final six innings.
For one night at least, the club will play with a short, three-man bench. Kiké Hernandez, Austin Barnes, and Chase Utley are available in reserve tonight.
Ravin has allowed two runs in 5⅓ innings in his four major league appearances this season, with three strikeouts and two walks. This is the fourth time the right-hander has been recalled to the majors in 2017.