The Los Angeles Dodgers have yet to be fully healthy this season, with Cody Bellinger, Mookie Betts, Brusdar Graterol and Gavin Lux among those to miss time due to injury. The likes of Bellinger, Graterol and Lux have each spent time on the 10-day injured list.
Graterol was inactive to begin the regular season, while Bellinger landed on the IL in early April and Lux suffered the same fate more recently. He was scratched from last Thursday’s game due to right wrist soreness and went on the IL two days later.
The bulk of Lux’s trouble with the wrist has been swinging the bat, but he’s made strides and is now on the verge of clearing that hurdle at the team’s alternate trining site that has been established at Camelback Ranch.
“He’s going to drive out to Arizona, I think tonight, and he’ll take at-bats Friday and Saturday,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “See how Sunday is, if need be will take some at-bats on Sunday and then come join us on Monday if all goes well.”
Lux being activated off the IL on Monday has been the target date since he was sidelined. Over the past few days he’s continued to field grounders and throw during batting practice. On Thursday that encompassed doing so at shortstop before the series opener against the San Diego Padres.
When will Kelly return?
Joe Kelly joined Graterol in beginning the season on the 10-day IL, but his timetable for his return has been much more unclear. Kelly’s official diagnosis is right shoulder inflammation, and Roberts has regularly said when he would be activated is unknown.
“I don’t think surgery is an option,” Roberts said. “I’m looking forward to getting Joe back at some point soon. Soon, what that is, I don’t know. Everything I know is that he’s at the alt. site and he’s kind of working and progressing each day.”
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