Dodgers Injury Updates: Evan Phillips, Max Muncy & Bobby Miller

The Los Angeles Dodgers have gotten healthier in recent weeks, but are still without the likes of Evan Phillips, Max Muncy and Bobby Miller due to injury.

Phillips has been sidelined with a right hamstring strain since the start of May, but is currently in the midst of a rehab assignment with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga.

The right-hander will make one more appearance with the Quakes. After that, he will potentially be activated off the 15-day injured list on Friday, via Jack Harris of the L.A. Times:

Closer Evan Phillips is expected to rejoin the Dodgers on Friday, Roberts said. Phillips, who has been out since May 3 because of a hamstring strain, will make one more minor league rehabilitation appearance this week.

While Phillips is close to returning to the Dodgers, Muncy could still be a ways from rejoining the team due to continued discomfort in his right oblique:

Max Muncy remains on a “slow program” in his recovery from an oblique strain, Roberts said, with the slugger continuing to feel discomfort almost two weeks into his injured list stint. Muncy has stopped swinging for the time being, but Roberts is hopeful he will resume doing so “soon.”

In more positive injury news, Miller is scheduled to make his second rehab start with the Quakes this weekend and could return to the Dodgers shortly after that:

Bobby Miller has been out since mid-April because of a shoulder injury, but is scheduled to make his second minor-league rehab start either Friday or Saturday. Roberts said that outing is expected to be four innings. After that, the team will decide the right-hander’s next step.

The imminent return of Phillips should further bolster a Dodgers bullpen that has been one of the best relief corps in baseball this season. Miller will also strengthen a starting rotation that recently saw the return of Walker Buehler.

While Muncy’s absence has been felt in the Dodgers lineup, the team’s top priority is getting him back to full health for the long run.

Dodgers options without Max Muncy

Since Muncy was placed on the IL, the Dodgers have started Kiké Hernández, Chris Taylor and Miguel Rojas at third base.

Have you subscribed to the Dodger Blue YouTube channel? Be sure to ring the notification bell to watch player interviews, participate in shows and giveaways, and stay up to date on all Dodgers news and rumors!