Dodgers News: Josh Reddick Scratched From Lineup Against Reds
Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

For the Los Angeles Dodgers, the 2016 season has been about injuries and perseverance. Los Angeles has overcome losing several players for prolonged stretches and enter play on Monday with a half-game lead in the National League West standings.

They conclude a four-game set against the Cincinnati Reds with a matinee matchup at Great American Ball Park. The Dodgers need a victory to earn a series split and finish above .500 on their seven-game road trip.

They’ll need to do so without Josh Reddick, who was scratched with a jammed middle right finger, the club announced just over one hour prior to first pitch.

Reddick was replaced in the lineup by Andrew Toles. The speedy outfielder was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday and makes a second consecutive start in right field.

Considering the San Francisco Giants are slated to start Madison Bumgarner on Tuesday, it’s safe to assume Reddick will sit out a second straight game.

Reddick was given the night off Saturday when the Dodgers faced the left-handed Brandon Finnegan. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts also attributed his decision to sit Reddick to sensing frustration from the 29-year-old outfielder.

In 17 games (16 starts) since being traded to the Dodgers, Reddick is batting a lowly .211/.167/.378 with one double, five walks and 12 strikeouts. He has two multi-hit games and his lone extra-base hit is a double that came against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Aug. 14.