The Los Angeles Dodgers expected to see the return of multiple players over the course of this week. It began Tuesday when Franklin Gutierrez was activated from the disabled list, and continued Friday as Joc Pederson was reinstated from the DL.
There was a tentative plan that also called for Logan Forsythe’s return prior to the series opener against the San Diego Padres. Like Gutierrez and Pederson, Forsythe joined High-A Rancho Cucamonga on a rehab assignment.
However, in his first game playing the field, and second game overall with the Quakes, Forsythe was removed after just two innings due to hamstring tightness.
According to Tim Powers on MLB.com, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Forsythe’s recovery and timeline has been delayed:
“Logan, just a little bit of a setback with the hamstring,” Roberts said. “The toe feels OK, but the hamstring tightened up, so we’re going to take a step back. At some point in time he will go back on a rehab [assignment].”
Forsythe first experienced right-hamstring tightness three games prior to being hit by a pitch that resulted in a fractured right big toe. Roberts revealed the second baseman felt the tightness following his first rehab game.
The 30-year-old was batting .295/.407/.341 with two doubles and three RBI over 14 games. In addition to serving as the Dodgers’ everyday second baseman, Forsythe was also the club’s primary leadoff hitter.
Los Angeles has since turned to Chris Taylor and Chase Utley to fill the void at second, and Andrew Toles atop the lineup.