Dodgers News: Trayce Thompson Transferred To 60-Day Disabled List
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers transferred Trayce Thompson to the 60-day disabled list on Sunday as one of two corresponding moves to clear room for Rob Segedin’s call up. Thompson was placed on the 15-day DL on July 16.

He’s missed time due to a back injury that was discovered to be more severe than the club initially believed. The 25-year-old outfielder now can’t be reinstated until Sept. 9, at which point the Dodgers will have 23 games remaining on their schedule.

Manager Dave Roberts said on Saturday that Thompson hit a plateau of sorts in his recovery and had stopped all baseball activities. Roberts added he didn’t anticipate Thompson would return prior to September.

That revelation came one week after Thompson believed he was on the verge of beginning a rehab assignment. His absence has robbed the Dodgers of a productive bat, though Thompson’s output began to wane as he attempted to play through injury.

After a strong showing in April that led to regular playing time, Thompson hit .270/.352/.603 with six home runs and 14 RBIs over 21 games (18 starts) in May. At one point the dynamic outfielder led the Dodgers in several offensive categories.

On the season, Thompson is batting .225/.302/.436 with 11 doubles, 13 home runs, 32 RBIs, a .318 wOBA and 100 wRC+. He’s already appeared in a career-high 80 games, nearly doubling the 44 games played from last season with the Chicago White Sox.