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Dodgers Get Bad News with Minor Injuries to Max Muncy and Cody Bellinger

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Los Angeles Dodgers got some bad news after minor injuries forced Max Muncy and Cody Bellinger to leave Friday night's game early.
The Los Angeles Dodgers got some bad news after minor injuries forced Max Muncy and Cody Bellinger to leave Friday night's game early. / Rob Carr/Getty Images
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The Los Angeles Dodgers were having fun on Friday night after the offensive outburst in a 12-1 win over the visiting Texas Rangers. Unfortunately for Los Angeles, last night's win came with a bit of troubling news after sluggers Max Muncy and Cody Bellinger exited the game early with apparent injuries.

For Bellinger, the situation seems to be one of extreme caution on the Dodgers' part. After knocking an RBI single to center field in the fifth inning, Bellinger departed with some cramping going on in his left hamstring. Additionally, Muncy felt tightness in his right oblique in just the first inning after crushing a two-run home run.

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According to manager Dave Roberts, both injuries are simply "day-to-day" situations for now. However, it's worth keeping an eye on because of the star power that these two names bring to the Dodgers lineup. Also, Bellinger has already missed significant time with injuries this season, only appearing in 16 games thus far.

The Dodgers will likely provide further updates on both players' situations at some point on Saturday. If there's any level of seriousness to Muncy's injury, that will be a big blow. He's slashed .264/.418/.528 this season along with 14 home runs, 33 RBIs and an NL-leading 46 walks.

Muncy has been an important piece fo the Dodgers' NL-leading offense this season, which has 338 runs in 63 games so far. Los Angeles retains favorable odds to repeat as World Series champions, with their World Series odds set at a leading +340, according to the latest MLB odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.


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