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Starting Lineups

A look at the starting lineups for the Los Angeles Dodgers and their opponent, plus several pregame notes.

Taylor out of lineup again, Bellinger progressing slowly

Injury updates on Chris Taylor (neck) and Cody Bellinger (rib fracture), both progressing slowly in their return to the Dodgers lineup. Plus notes on Justin Turner, and why Dave Roberts wore an Earl Campbell jersey.

Pollock activated even sooner than planned

The Dodgers activated outfielder AJ Pollock off the injured list, and designated pitcher Shane Greene for assignment.

Smith, Turner, Betts & friends get another crack at Coors

Starting lineups for the series opener between the Dodgers and Rockies at Coors Field, plus a look at how Will Smith, Justin Turner, Mookie Betts, and several Dodgers have fared quite well against Colorado this season.

Pujols gets a start on getaway day

Albert Pujols starts against the left-handed Wade Miley in the Dodgers’ series finale against the Reds in Cincinnati.

Dodgers notes: Lux, Taylor, Pollock, Gonsolin

Gavin Lux and Chris Taylor are back in the Dodgers lineup on Saturday. Plus notes on AJ Pollock’s pending return from a hamstring strain, and shuffling Tony Gonsolin’s spot in the starting rotation.

Taylor still out of Dodgers lineup

Chris Taylor is out of the Dodgers lineup for a sixth straight game with neck soreness.

Kenley Jansen reinstated off paternity list

The Dodgers reinstated Kenley Jansen off the paternity list after the birth of his daughter, and optioned pitcher Mitch White.

Albert Pujols bats third in St. Louis, again

Albert Pujols bats cleanup at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Tuesday, only this time it’s for the Dodgers against the Cardinals.

Pollock lands on IL, White back up in majors

Dodgers outfielder AJ Pollock was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain on Sunday. The team recalled pitcher Mitch White from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Muncy, Smith & friends get another shot against DeSclafani

Starting lineups for the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants in Friday’s series opener in San Francisco, including Max Muncy and Will Smith, who have paced the Dodgers offense against the Giants this year.

Bellinger starts in CF against the Braves

Cody Bellinger starts in centerfield for the Dodgers on Tuesday against Braves right-hander Charlie Morton. Plus notes on Clayton Kershaw, Tony Gonsolin, and Wednesday’s upcoming roster expansion.

Kershaw throws off a mound for first time in 4 weeks

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw threw off a mound on Tuesday at Petco Park in San Diego, the first time he pitched off a mound in four weeks as he makes his way back from the injured list.

Betts, Urías, Kelly expected back during Dodgers-Padres series

The Dodgers are tentatively planning to have Mookie Betts, Julio Urías, and Joe Kelly return at some point for the upcoming series against the Padres.

Mookie Betts could begin rehab assignment soon

Mookie Betts could start a minor league rehab assignment soon, plus a look at the Dodgers pitching plans for the rest of the week, including another bullpen game coming Thursday.

Lux returns from injured list in a utility role

Gavin Lux was activated from the injured list after missing 25 games with a hamstring strain. He starts at third base on Tuesday against the Pirates, spelling a resting Justin Turner. Lux’s figures to be in a utility role with the Dodgers for the rest of the season, playing second base, shortstop, third base, and maybe even right field.

Justin Turner returns to Dodgers lineup

For the first time in a week, Justin Turner is back in the Dodgers lineup at third base on Sunday against the Mets. Turner missed four games with left groin discomfort, and was limited to pinch-hit duty on Saturday.

Bullpen quartet gets a day off

A heavily-used Dodgers bullpen has several pitchers unavailable on Saturday night, needing starter Walker Buehler to pitch deep into the game, as he’s done in most cases this season.

Justin Turner out for Phillies series, Betts scratched Tuesday

Justin Turner is expected to miss all three games against the Phillies with groin discomfort, and the Dodgers scratched Mookie Betts from Tuesday’s lineup against the Phillies.

Mookie Betts back in Dodgers lineup, batting third

One night after leaving the game with right hip discomfort, Mookie Betts is back in the Dodgers lineup on Saturday against the Angels, batting third for the first time since 2017.

Bellinger sits against lefties, for now

Cody Bellinger, in a season-long slump amid various injuries, will sit against left-handed pitching for the immediate future, as the Dodgers begin to have more options to play, especially with the arrival of Trea Turner.

Mookie Betts back at second base as Dodgers shuffle some positions

Mookie Betts stays at second base for a second straight game after feeling soreness in his right hip. Cody Bellinger moves to right field, with Chris Taylor in center field.

Mookie Betts back atop Dodgers lineup

Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts was activated off the injured list after missing 11 games with right hip inflammation, and is back in the starting lineup for the first time in 15 days.

Dodgers claim catcher Wallach off waivers

After Keibert Ruiz was traded to the Nationals, the Dodgers needed a catcher, so they claimed Chad Wallach of waivers from the Marlins.

Hamstring limits Bellinger to first base, for now

After missing the better part of two games with left hamstring tightness, Cody Bellinger is back in the Dodgers lineup in their series opener against the Giants, but rather than roam the outfield in San Francisco, he starts at first base.

Neuse called up to bolster position player depth

The Dodgers called up Sheldon Neuse to help bolster the position players on the bench amid various injuries. Pitcher Darien Núñez was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

‘Frustrated’ Betts out again with hip pointer

Mookie Betts is out of the Dodgers lineup for a third straight day with a hip pointer, plus an update on a possible return this series for Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager.

Betts scratched from lineup. Seager back by Wednesday?

Mookie Betts was a late scratch from Dodgers lineup on Monday, missing his second straight game with right hip irritation. Corey Seager could return from the injured list as early as Monday, depending on how he feels Tuesday.

Pujols is filling his role perfectly

The Dodgers have put Pujols in a position to succeed by playing him more often against left-handed pitchers than righties, and the 41-year-old is thriving in a limited role.

Kershaw’s IL stint will last into August

Clayton Kershaw is expected to miss longer than 10 days on his injured list stint for forearm inflammation, with the Dodgers turning internally in the short term (Josiah Gray, Mitch White possible) to take his place in the starting rotation.

Dodgers relieved Kershaw’s MRI shows ‘only’ inflammation

The Dodgers got relatively good news on Friday, with the MRI on Clayton Kershaw’s left forearm showing only inflammation. He will play catch on Saturday, rest through the All-Star break, and potentially rejoin the starting rotation shortly after the break.

Uceta recalled, Graterol optioned, Cleavinger opens

The Dodgers brought up a fresh arm for the series finale bullpen game against the Nationals, with Edwin Uceta joining the team and Brusdar Graterol optioned to Oklahoma City after pitching the last two nights.

Dodgers playing the waiting game with Seager

Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager is experiencing soreness in his right hand, in which he broke the fifth metacarpal on May 15, and has cut back on batting practice. As of now, there is no set timetable for his return, but waiting until after the All-Star break is possible.