The Dodgers will get a key part of their lineup back from the injury list on Saturday with the return of Cody Bellinger, manager Dave Roberts said ahead of Friday’s game against the Giants. Bellinger will start on the pitch. medium on Saturday and Sunday, Roberts said.
Bellinger, who has not played since April 5 due to a hairline fracture in his left fibula. Came home on Tuesday for the second time in four rehab sessions.
The 2019 NL MVP hit .211/.286 .368 in five games before being sidelined.
Earlier this week, Roberts will not commit to the former MVP when he returns. There is a possibility that Bellinger will find himself playing first baseman.
“I would say it will be a dedicated neutral ground,” Roberts said. “But if it makes sense to have him there at first base to handle the workload for that particular night to get his bat in the lineup, that will certainly be entertaining.”
Max Muncy, who started the season as the team̵7;s daily first baseman, has played more second base since the club bought Albert Pujols and he was able to move up to second to make room for Bellinger in the first place. Eylor has played for Bellinger in midfield and will continue to play there. as well as both in the corner and on the center court.
Many of the moving parts will look at Bellinger’s weekly game count and how he feels after playing several games.