The Los Angeles Dodgers have not yet had the opportunity to reap the benefits on their big offseason acquisition, as second baseman Logan Forsythe played just 14 games before landing on the 10-day disabled list with a broken toe as a result of being hit by a pitch.
Forsythe’s disabled list stint was not expected to be long, but he suffered a setback as hamstring tightness became a new ailment. It required the Dodgers to reset the clock on the 30-year-old.
After spending the past week limited to drills at Dodger Stadium, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Forsythe is slated to begin another rehab assignment, via Brett W. New of the Associated Press:
Dodgers second baseman Logan Forsythe, sidelined since April 19 with a fractured right toe, is expected to start in a rehabilitation game as a designated hitter on Tuesday
Roberts previously indicated when Forsythe resumed playing that a rehab assignment would be multiple games. The Dodgers begin a 10-game homestand on Thursday, May 18, leaving a large window for the second baseman to return.
In the 14 games he played for the Dodgers, Forsythe batted .295/.407/.341 with seven runs scored and three RBIs. With him on the shelf, both Chase Utley and Chris Taylor have seen an increase in playing time.
For Utley, that’s expanded to playing first base in the wake of Adrian Gonzalez’s and Andrew Toles’ respective injuries. Cody Bellinger returned to left field after a brief stretch of filling in for Gonzalez.