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Dodgers 2021 injured list tracker

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Players to spend time on the IL in 2021: 36

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Injuries have been prevalent throughout the majors in 2021, and the Dodgers were no exception. Over half of the opening day active roster spent at least some time on the injured list this season.

The proliferation of injuries had the Dodgers more active than usual in trying to upgrade the fringes of the roster, including acquiring Albert Pujols, Yoshi Tsutsugo, and Nate Jones, to name a few, who were cast off from their former teams.

“We fully get that injuries are a part of the game. It’s more been the concentration of them that we were definitely not as prepared for as I would have liked,” Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said in May, when Pujols was signed.

In all, the Dodgers used 61 different players in major league games this season and had 36 different players spend time on the injured list. Both are franchise records.

With so many players hurt, we used this post to keep track of who was available and who wasn’t at any given moment. The Dodgers lost just shy of 1,800 player games during injured list stints.

Dodgers currently on the injured list

Player Pos Injury Date on Earliest date off Comments
Player Pos Injury Date on Earliest date off Comments
Mookie Betts OF Right rib fracture Jun 19 TBD expected out 2+ weeks
Zach McKinstry IF/OF neck stiffness Jun 28 July 8
Caleb Ferguson LHP Left forearm tendinitis Jun 20 July 2 retro to June 17
Andrew Heaney SP Left shoulder inflammation Jun 24 July 9
Danny Duffy* LHP Left flexor tendon rehab Mar 18 now hoping for June/July
Blake Treinen* RHP Right shoulder discomfort Apr 22 TBD no return timetable
Tommy Kahnle* RHP Bone bruise right elbow May 17 Jul 16 out "weeks"
Edwin Ríos* DH/3B/1B Right hamstring strain Jun 3 Aug 2 moved to 60-day on Jun 22
Victor González* LHP Left elbow inflammation Apr 7 now elbow surgery May 11
Dustin May* SP Tommy John rehab Mar 17 now threw 2 sim IP in LA 6/18
Walker Buehler* SP Right flexor tendon strain Jun 11 TBD out 10-12 weeks (early Sept.)
Jimmy Nelson* RHP TJ surgery/flexor rehab Mar 18 now hoping for September
Daniel Hudson* RHP Left ACL tear Jun 25 n/a out for season
Kevin Pillar* OF Left shoulder fracture Jun 2 n/a surgery June 7; out for season
*60-day injured list

For more info on injuries across MLB, the Baseball Prospectus injury list ledger is a great resource, for both time missed and production lost.