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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.

2021 Dodgers on the injured list

Player Pos Injury Date on Date off Games missed Comments
Player Pos Injury Date on Date off Games missed Comments
Scott Alexander LHP Left shoulder inflammation May 3 Jul 5 55 60-day IL; 6 rehab games in A/AAA
Scott Alexander LHP Left shoulder inflammation Jul 20 Sep 18 67 60-day IL; out for season
Cody Bellinger CF/1B Fractured left fibula Apr 6 May 29 46 5 rehab games in Triple-A
Cody Bellinger CF/1B Left hamstring tightness Jun 15 Jun 23 10 no rehab games
Cody Bellinger CF/1B Fractured left rib Sep 21 Sep 28 8 no rehab games
Mookie Betts OF Right hip inflammation Jul 25 Aug 1 11 no rehab games
Mookie Betts OF Right hip inflammation Aug 11 Aug 26 16 no rehab games
Garrett Cleavinger LHP Left forearm inflammation May 17 June 17 28 4 rehab games in Triple-A
Garrett Cleavinger LHP Right oblique strain Aug 8 n/a 51 out for season
Danny Duffy LHP Left flexor strain Jul 20 n/a 58 acquired via trade from KC on 7/29
Caleb Ferguson LHP Tommy John surgery Apr 1 n/a 162 out for season
Tony Gonsolin RHP Right shoulder inflammation Apr 1 Jun 9 60 60-day IL; 3 rehab starts in Triple-A
Tony Gonsolin RHP Right shoulder inflammation Jul 31 Sep 9 35 1 rehab game in Low-A
Victor Gonzalez LHP COVID-related IL Apr 27 Apr 29 2 after vaccination shot
Victor Gonzalez LHP Left plantar fasciitis Jul 6 Jul 19 9 1 rehab game in Low-A
Victor Gonzalez LHP Right knee inflammation Aug 6 Aug 19 11 1 rehab game in Low-A
Brusdar Graterol RHP undisclosed reason Apr 1 Apr 18 15
Brusdar Graterol RHP Right forearm tightness Apr 29 Jun 4 31 2 rehab games in Triple-A, then optioned
Cole Hamels LHP Left shoulder Aug 16 n/a 44 out for season
Tommy Kahnle RHP Tommy John surgery Apr 1 n/a 162 out for season
Joe Kelly RHP Right shoulder inflammation Apr 1 May 6 32 "fire ants"
Joe Kelly RHP no injury designation Aug 10 Aug 25 13 2 rehab games with Low-A
Clayton Kershaw LHP Forearm/elbow inflammation Jul 7 Sep 13 58 60-day IL; 1 rehab in AAA
Clayton Kershaw LHP Left forearm discomfort Oct 2 n/a 2
Corey Knebel RHP Right lat strain Apr 24 Aug 10 92 60-day IL; 6 rehab games in Triple-A
Gavin Lux IF Right wrist soreness Apr 16 Apr 26 9
Gavin Lux IF Left hamstring strain Jul 19 Aug 17 25 7 rehab games in Triple-A
Dustin May RHP Tommy John surgery May 2 n/a 134 out for season
Billy McKinney OF Right hip impingement Sep 11 n/a 20
Zach McKinstry IF/OF Right oblique strain Apr 22 May 29 33 5 rehab games in Triple-A
Max Muncy 1B/2B Right oblique tightness Jun 12 Jun 22 9 no rehab games
Jimmy Nelson RHP Right forearm inflammation May 21 Jun 3 12
Jimmy Nelson RHP Left lumbar strain Jul 9 Jul 25 14 no rehab games
Jimmy Nelson RHP Tommy John & flexor tendon Aug 4 n/a 53 out for season
Sheldon Neuse IF COVID-related IL Aug 31 Sep 7 6 wasn't on active roster, but in AAA
Darien Núñez LHP no injury designation Aug 7 Aug 15 7
Evan Phillips RHP Right quad strain Aug 20 Aug 30 9 no rehab games
AJ Pollock OF Left hamstring strain May 15 Jun 3 18 4 rehab games in Low-A
AJ Pollock OF Right hamstring strain Sep 5 Sep 22 15 no rehab games
David Price LHP Right hamstring strain Apr 26 May 18 19
Albert Pujols 1B COVID-related IL Sep 28 Sep 29 1 reaction to 2nd vax shot
Luke Raley OF COVID-related IL Aug 31 Sep 9 8 wasn't on active roster, but in AAA
Edwin Ríos 3B Shoulder surgery May 5 n/a 131 out for season
Dennis Santana RHP COVID-related IL Apr 24 Apr 26 2 after vaccination shot
Corey Seager SS Fractured right hand May 16 Jul 30 65 no rehab assignment
Jimmie Sherfy RHP Right elbow inflammation Jul 24 n/a 63 out for season
Yoshi Tsutsugo OF/1B Right calf strain Jun 9 Jul 7 26 20-game rehab in AAA; outrighted
Trea Turner IF COVID-19 injured list Jul 29 Aug 6 5 on IL when traded from Nats to LA
Mitch White RHP COVID-related IL Apr 27 Apr 29 2 after vaccination shot
Edwin Uceta RHP Left lumbar strain Jul 10 Jul 20 6 1 rehab game in ACL
Edwin Uceta RHP Right back strain Aug 3 Aug 11 6 retro to Aug. 1
Julio Urías LHP Left calf contusion Aug 14 Aug 24 9 no rehab assignment

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