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  • Dodgers' Yoshinobu Yamamoto: IL stint probable

    Manager Dave Roberts said Saturday that there is a "high probability" Yamamoto (triceps) will be placed on the 15-day IL, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Roberts' comments contradict Yamamoto's, as the rookie right-hander indicated he didn't think the injury was anything serious after being pulled from Saturday's start. While Yamamoto will undergo further evaluations Sunday before an official move is made, it seems likely that the triceps tightness will require Yamamoto to miss a few starts, even if an IL move is precautionary. Luckily for the Dodgers, Bobby Miller (shoulder) is set to come off the IL this week and rejoin the rotation.

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  • Dodgers' Yoshinobu Yamamoto: Doesn't consider injury serious

    Yamamoto (triceps) felt tightness during warmups but didn't think it was severe enough to miss Saturday's start and doesn't think the injury is serious, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Yamamoto should still undergo further evaluation, but he doesn't feel as though the injury is anything significant. Per Juan Toribio of MLB.com, the triceps tightness was the reason for Yamamoto's start being pushed back from Thursday to Saturday, meaning the injury has isn't necessarily new. With Bobby Miller (shoulder) expected to return and start Wednesday, the Dodgers could temporarily utilize a six-man rotation to give Yamamoto extra rest. We should have more clarity on Yamamoto's status in the coming days.

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  • Dodgers' Yoshinobu Yamamoto: Exits early with triceps tightness

    Yamamoto was pulled from Saturday's start against the Royals with triceps tightness. He allowed one hit and one walk with one strikeout across two scoreless innings before being removed.

    Yamamoto was initially scheduled to start Thursday but had the outing pushed back for rest purposes, though after Saturday's yank it seems possible the rookie was dealing with some sort of issue. Yamamoto saw his fastball velocity dip to as low as 92.9 miles per hour before being removed, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. Michael Grove will take over on the mound for the Dodgers. Yamamoto was scheduled to make his next start Friday at home against the Angels, though Saturday's injury likely puts that in doubt.

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  • Dodgers' Max Muncy: Not close to returning

    Muncy (oblique) is at least a week away from swinging a bat and doesn't have a timeline for return, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Muncy's recovery from a right oblique strain has been unexpectedly slow, and he doesn't seem particularly close to returning. The 33-year-old hasn't swung a bat in a few weeks and won't be cleared for swings for at least another week. Cavan Biggio and Enrique Hernandez should handle most of the work at third base until Muncy returns.

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  • Dodgers' Will Smith: On bench Saturday

    Smith is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Royals, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Smith will give way to Austin Barnes behind the dish for the second time in three days, with Barnes batting ninth Saturday. In 256 plate appearances, Smith owns a .848 OPS with 10 homers and a 16.0 percent strikeout rate.

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  • Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Hits first homer of season

    Taylor went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's 4-3 win over the Royals.

    This was Taylor's first homer and second extra-base hit over 106 plate appearances this season. The veteran utility man has a pitiful .108/.200/.151 slash line with nine RBI, six runs scored and one stolen base over 39 contests. Taylor is usually able to carve out a steady role as a short-side platoon option at a variety of positions, but his poor hitting and the Dodgers' good health has prevented the 33-year-old from seeing anything close to regular playing time.

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  • Dodgers' Miguel Rojas: Homers in comeback win

    Rojas went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in Friday's 4-3 win over the Royals.

    Rojas sparked a Dodgers comeback with his fifth-inning homer off Cole Ragans. The long ball was Rojas' first since April 3. The infielder has three multi-hit efforts over his last eight games, but he's also gone hitless three times in that span. For the season, he's at a .280/.330/.449 slash line with three homers, 14 RBI, 13 runs scored and three stolen bases over 115 plate appearances. Rojas appears to be out of the mix for time at third base following the Dodgers' trade for Cavan Biggio. It's likely Rojas will settle into a short-side platoon role at second base going forward, sharing the position with Gavin Lux.

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  • Dodgers' Alex Vesia: Secures third save

    Vesia allowed a hit in a scoreless inning to earn the save in Friday's 4-3 win over the Royals.

    Most of the Dodgers' bullpen had pitched twice over the last three days, including regular closer Evan Phillips. The two freshest relievers were Vesia and Daniel Hudson, who earned the win after pitching the eighth inning. Vesia is on an 8.2-inning scoreless streak with a 13:1 K:BB, two saves and two holds in that span. He continues to impress this season with a 1.13 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 42:15 K:BB over 32 innings. He's up to three saves and four holds, so while he hasn't often been rewarded for his strong pitching, he's still capable of handling high-leverage assignments.

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  • Dodgers' Gavin Stone: Turns in quality start

    Stone allowed three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out three over seven innings in a no-decision versus the Royals on Friday.

    Stone's three-start winning streak was snapped, but he picked up his first quality start over three outings in June. The right-hander has been steady this year -- this was just the fourth time in 13 starts he's given up three or more runs. He's now at a 3.01 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 56:23 K:BB over 74.2 innings. Stone is projected to make his next start at Colorado.

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  • Dodgers' Joe Kelly: Throws bullpen Friday

    Kelly (shoulder) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Friday, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

    Friday's bullpen was Kelly's second this week, marking a significant advancement in his rehab from a right shoulder strain. He's been sidelined since May 6 due to the issue and will almost certainly require a rehab assignment, which could come soon. Prior to the injury, Kelly hadn't allowed a run in 11 of 12 appearances, but he owns a 4.73 ERA on the year.

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  • Dodgers' Bobby Miller: Returning Wednesday

    Manager Dave Roberts said Friday that Miller (shoulder) will return from the injured list and start Wednesday against the Rockies, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Right shoulder inflammation has kept Miller on the injured list since mid-April, but he began a rehab assignment May 26. While he's put up a 7.80 ERA, 1.80 WHIP and 10:8 K:BB through 15 innings, he was able to touch 99 mph with his fastball during his last outing. Miller will be welcomed back to the big leagues by a Rockies offense that currently ranks 17th in the majors with a .687 OPS, though we'll at least note this will be a road game in Colorado.

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  • Dodgers' River Ryan: Slated for rehab start Saturday

    Ryan (shoulder) is slated to start for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday, Alex Freedman reports.

    Ryan was placed on the 60-day injured list at the beginning of the season due to right shoulder fatigue. He returned to action in the Arizona Complex League on June 3, and over two appearances he struck out eight over four scoreless innings.

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  • Dodgers' Jason Heyward: Idle against southpaw

    Heyward is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Royals.

    Heyward is 2-for-19 in his last five starts and will take a seat Friday with lefty Cole Ragans on the mound for Kansas City. Chris Taylor, Andy Pages and Teoscar Hernandez will fill the outfield from left to right.

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  • Dodgers' Gavin Lux: Sitting versus lefty

    Lux isn't in the Dodgers' lineup Friday versus the Royals, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

    With southpaw Cole Ragans on the mound for Kansas City, the lefty-hitting Lux will watch the beginning of Friday's contest from Los Angeles' dugout. Miguel Rojas will fill in at the keystone and bat eighth.

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  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Next step could be rehab stint

    Kershaw (shoulder) completed three simulated innings at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, and he could be ready to pitch in rehab games with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, per MLB.com.

    Kershaw's fastball hit 88-89 mph in the sim game, per Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, which is in the range of his usual velocity over the past three seasons. Manager Dave Roberts proclaimed the future Hall of Famer to be "much further" along in his recovery than initially expected. Kershaw will almost certainly need to log multiple rehab starts, and the Dodgers are very unlikely to rush him back, but the southpaw could be ready to make his season debut sometime in July.

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  • Dodgers' Ryan Yarbrough: Covers three frames in bulk relief

    Yarbrough tossed three relief innings against Texas on Thursday, allowing one run on two hits and four walks while striking out three batters.

    With Yoshinobu Yamamoto's scheduled start pushed back to Saturday, Los Angeles opted for a bullpen game in the finale of a three-game set against the Rangers. Michael Grove opened and took the loss after allowing two runs in one inning, before Yarbrough settled things down a bit despite issuing a season-high four free passes. Yarbrough has shifted between a starting role and a relief role throughout his career, but he's made all 19 of his appearances so far this year out of the bullpen. The southpaw has covered two or more innings in 11 of those outings, and overall he's posted a 3.11 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 22:16 K:BB over 46.1 frames.

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  • Dodgers' Andy Pages: Launches seventh homer

    Pages went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Thursday's loss to the Rangers.

    Pages singled before taking Michael Lorenzen deep for a solo shot in the seventh inning, giving the outfielder his second multi-hit performance in his last three games. He's now batting .378 in June with two homers, three RBI and eight runs scored. Pages has also walked seven times already this month after drawing just four free passes through all of May.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Avg R HR ERA
Team .257
(3rd)
353
(2nd)
95
(3rd)
3.25
(4th)

Injuries

Player Injury
Y. Yamamoto SP Yoshinobu Yamamoto SP Triceps
B. Miller SP Bobby Miller SP Shoulder
M. Muncy 3B Max Muncy 3B Oblique
C. Kershaw SP Clayton Kershaw SP Shoulder
D. May SP Dustin May SP Elbow

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