Alex Verdugo is the latest Dodgers player to take a trip to the injured list this season.
He joins eight other players on the IL. In case you’ve lost track of who is hurt and how they’re doing, we’ll give you the rundown.
Verdugo was placed on the 10-day IL on Aug. 6 after being scratched from the lineup with lower back soreness. The 23-year-old outfielder was diagnosed with a right oblique strain, which can be attributed from his aggressive swinging approach.
Dave Roberts said he will need take at least the 10 day minimum to recover, but it may take longer.
Pollock is not currently on the injured list, but he is dealing with a groin strain. He didn’t make the lineup for 2-straight days as a precaution, but he is available to play off the bench on Tuesday and could potentially start on Wednesday.
Taylor made his way to the 10-day IL on July 15 with a left forearm fracture after being hit by a pitch. He started to take dry swings on Monday, which shows good signs of progress. Still, his initial diagnosis said he will be out for 4-6 weeks, which puts him out until mid-August.
Chicken Strip is currently on the 10-day injured list. He initially had right bicep tendinitis, but recently developed neck soreness. He was on schedule to make a rehab assignment, but that has been delayed due to the recent neck issue. From what we know now, he is expected to make his return sometime this month.
Hernández has started taking dry swings after he was placed on the 10-day IL with a left hand sprain. He seems to be progressing nicely, and is a few days ahead of Taylor on the return timetable.
Freese joined the 10-day injured list on July 26, and will be gone for almost another month. He has a left hamstring strain and the team is not in any hurry to get him back on the active roster. Though he could be an essential bat in the postseason, the current right hander need is filled with Tyler White, Kristopher Negrón and Jedd Gyorko.
He is expected to return no earlier than Sept. 1.
Ryu is on the 10-day injured list with a stiff neck injury. He threw a rare bullpen session during his IL stint and didn’t face any issues. Dave Roberts said he will start on Sunday against the Diamondbacks.
Gyorko, who was recently acquired by the Dodgers via trade, is currently on a rehab stint with the Tulsa Drillers. In two games, he is 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs. He can see the light at the end of the tunnel of his 60-day IL trip, likely to join the Dodgers in the upcoming days.
Hill was placed on the 60-day injured list on June 20 with a forearm strain. He is in the midst of a throwing program and will not return until September.
Alexander is on the 60-day injured list with a forearm injury. He will likely recover by late August.