McKinstry is making progress in his recovery from a strained right oblique, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports. Manager Dave Roberts provided an update on McKinstry on Friday, indicating that the utilityman was "able to sneeze and not feel anything." Though that may come across as an odd recovery note, Roberts explained, "When you're talking about the oblique, that's a big deal." A clear timeframe for McKinstry's return has yet to be established, and he'll likely need to get some minor-league at-bats before he's able to rejoin the big club.
McKinstry (oblique) will be sent to the Dodgers' alternate training site over the weekend to continue his rehab, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports. McKinstry was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday due to a right oblique strain and isn't expected to be activated when first eligible. His return date remains unclear at this time.
McKinstry's oblique strain is expected to keep him out for more than 10 days, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. McKinstry was off to a strong start, hitting .298/.328/.556 with three homers in 17 games before being shut down with a strained right oblique. His expected return date is not yet clear.
McKinstry has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a right oblique strain, retroactive to April 22. McKinstry had been out of the lineup for the last two games due to lower-back stiffness, but he's now been diagnosed with an oblique strain that will force him to miss additional time. It's not yet clear when McKinstry could return to game action, but Chris Taylor (back) and Luke Raley could see increased playing time in his absence, while DJ Peters was also recalled by the Dodgers in a corresponding move.
McKinstry (back) isn't in the lineup for Friday's game against the Padres, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. McKinstry was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to lower-back stiffness, and he'll be sidelined for a second straight game Friday. Luke Raley will start in right field, batting seventh.