Dodgers: Alex Verdugo Likely Headed For Rehab Assignment Next Week

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts released some good news regarding injured outfielder Alex Verdugo on Friday.

Verdugo has been on the IL since early August with an oblique injury. Before sustaining the injury, however, he was putting together an impressive rookie season, batting .294 with 12 home runs and a .817 OPS.

The Dodgers certainly hope he can continue that performance upon his return and hopefully carry it over into the postseason. Verdugo has been involved in a number of important moments this season, including a few walk-offs, and is likely to be a valuable asset in clutch situations.

Recently, Dugie has been taking some dry swings, and swings off the tee as he prepares to see live pitching. He has been rehabbing at the Dodgers spring training complex in Glendale, Arizona

Dodgers to Return Other Players From IL Soon As Well

The team as a whole will also look to return other vital pieces to their roster over the coming weeks.

David Freese, who has been out since early July, will be returning on September 1st, and is expected to be in the starting lineup right away.

Max Muncy hopes to return from the wrist injury he sustained in San Diego within the next couple of weeks.

Moreover, Doc Roberts provided a bit of clarity on pitching staff swing man Ross Stripling here.

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Written by Kellan Grant


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