May 24, 2019; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Jedd Gyorko (3) watches his game winning three run home run off of Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Dan Winkler (not pictured) during the eighth inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers News: Jedd Gyorko Starting Rehab Assignment with Double-A Tulsa

Newly-acquired Dodgers infielder Jedd Gyorko is heading out on a rehab assignment with Double-A Tulsa tomorrow, according to Bill Plunkett of the Southern California News Group.

Gyorko is currently rehabbing a calf strain and a back strain, but told reporters that he was fully healthy and his expected return is within a week to ten days.

The 30-year-old utility infielder is having a down year in a small sample size, posting just a 56 wRC+ in 62 plate appearances. Most of this poor performance can be attributed to the injuries as he showed remarkable consistency from 2016 to 2018.

Gyorko did not display a wRC+ below 110 across those three seasons, crushing a combined 71 home runs along the way.

The Dodgers will be deploying Gyorko as a lefty mashing platoon player as he has historically been fantastic against that handedness of pitching. The 30-year-old posted a 150 wRC+ in 2018 against southpaws.

Gyorko will most likely replace Tyler White or Kristopher Negron upon his return to the major leagues.

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Written by Daniel Preciado


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