Dodgers News: Los Angeles Gets Bad Injury Update on Max Muncy
By Larry Rupp
The Los Angeles Dodgers have finally seemed to find their groove and currently sit 2.0 games back in the NL West division with a record of 38-26. However, it isn't all good news as the team recently got a bad injury update regarding infielder Max Muncy.
Muncy was placed on the 10-day injured list prior to the Dodgers' game on Saturday night due to a right oblique strain. He suffered the injury early on in a big 12-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Friday night and was replaced out on the diamond before the start of the second inning.
The 30-year-old's bat will be hard to replace in the lineup given his solid production at the plate this season. Muncy is slashing .264/.418/.528 on the year to go along with 40 runs scored, 14 home runs and 33 RBI in 60 games played. He also leads the National League with 46 walks.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters the team hopes it is a minimal strain and that Muncy will be back with the team after the allotted 10 days. The Dodgers called up outfielder Luke Raley in a corresponding move and veteran Albert Pujols is expected to see more playing time at 1B for now.
It's a next man up mentality for this powerhouse ball club as the Dodgers will look to keep their winning ways going. They currently have the best odds to win the World Series set at +340, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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