Dodgers News: Logan Forsythe Has Begun Baseball Activities
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Much like in 2016, the Los Angeles Dodgers have already dealt with a multitude of injuries, as 12 different players have been put on the disabled list before the first month of the regular season has come to a close.

One of those players forced to the DL is second baseman Logan Forsythe, who was hit by a pitch on his right foot on April 18. Forsythe remained in the game for a few innings before being removed.

He was optimistic there wasn’t anything more than a contusion, but a follow-up examination revealed a fracture in the big toe of Forsythe’s right foot. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts estimated Forsythe would only miss two weeks.

It has been a little over a week since the injury took place, and it appears Forsythe is headed in the right direction as he’s begun baseball activities, via Ken Gurnick of

Forsythe was the Dodgers’ biggest trade acquisition during the offseason, winding up in Los Angeles in exchange for right-handed pitching prospect Jose De Leon. Forsythe filled three needs for the Dodgers: starting second baseman, leadoff hitter, and right-handed bat.

In 14 games this season the 30-year-old hit .295/.407/.341 with a pair of doubles and three RBIs. Forsythe had previously mentioned his return was in some part going to be predicated on his pain threshold once the bone healed enough.

The Dodgers have turned to a combination of Chris Taylor and Chase Utley in Forsythe’s absence. Utley collected just his second hit on Wednesday — an RBI single — in 33 at-bats. Entering Thursday, Taylor was 6-for-16 with two doubles, one home run and three RBI.