Dave Roberts Not Concerned With Current State Of Dodgers Starting Rotation
Clayton Kershaw, Dave Roberts
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The Los Angeles Dodgers starting rotation has seemingly been a revolving door all season, beginning with David Price opting out due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.

In addition to not having Price, the Dodgers have also missed Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler and Alex Wood at various points due to injury. They also no longer have a dependable depth piece in Ross Stripling, who was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays at the deadline.

Buehler was one of the latest to go down, being placed on the 10-day injured list due to a blister. On that same day, Dustin May was hit by a comebacker in the foot during the first inning of his start.

While May made it through the inning, he wound up being removed before the second, so the Dodgers are now down yet another starter.

With the postseason just around the corner, the Dodgers having so many starters injured is obviously not ideal. Manager Dave Roberts isn’t hitting the panic button yet, however.

“I think we’ll know more [Friday] with Dustin. With Walker, he’s on the IL but once the days are served, we’ll get him where we need to be, so with him there’s not a level of concern,” Roberts said.

“I thought Tony was good, so I think it will be more telling with Dustin, but I still feel very confident.”

As it currently stands, the Dodgers have three healthy starters in Kershaw, Julio Urias and Tony Gonsolin. Wood is also healthy and could join the rotation if needed, although he has struggled a bit pitching out of the bullpen since being activated off the IL.

Gonsolin pitched in relief of May on Thursday, although the plan is for him to return to the rotation this upcoming week.

May getting CT scan on left foot

After Thursday’s game, Roberts did not have much of an update on May as test results were inconclusive.

“When we get back home we’re going to do a CT scan. We should know more then,” Roberts said. “Right now, I’m sure he’s just sore. We’ll know significantly more after the test [Friday].”

May has been a huge bright spot for the Dodgers this season and is likely being counted on as a member of the postseason rotation.

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