Muncy (oblique) is pain-free and remains on-track for a minimum stay on the injured list, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
With his current trajectory, Muncy could return Tuesday during what's likely to be a hotly-contested series against the Padres. Though he endured a 3-for-21 stretch in eight games before the injury, Muncy still boasts a .418 OBP and has undoubtedly been one of the Dodgers' most impactful bats this season.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said over the weekend that he anticipates Muncy (oblique) spending the minimum 10 days on the injured list, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Roberts' comments imply some level of confidence that Muncy is dealing with a low-grade strain to his right oblique, but given the volatile timetables typically associated with this type of injury, it's hardly a given that the 30-year-old will be ready to return from the IL when first eligible June 22. Muncy will travel with the Dodgers for their six-game, two-city road trip that begins Friday, and he'll likely need to prove his health in batting practice and fielding and baserunning drills during the upcoming weekend in order to guarantee a brief IL stint.
Muncy has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a right oblique strain, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
Muncy exited Friday's game with side tightness, and manager Dave Roberts said earlier Saturday that the infielder was going through tests to determine if he would have to go on the injured list. The severity of the strain isn't known at this point, but given that oblique injuries often lead to multi-week absences, Muncy seems in danger of missing the rest of June. He'll become eligible to be reinstated June 21. The Dodgers will likely provide further update later Saturday. Luke Raley was recalled in a corresponding roster move.
Muncy (side) is not in the starting lineup Saturday against the Rangers, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Muncy exited Friday's game with tightness in his right side. The severity of the issue is still not entirely clear, so it remains to be seen if an IL stint could be in the infielder's future. Albert Pujols will start at first base and bat fourth Saturday.
Muncy left Friday's game against the Rangers with right side tightness, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
This sounds potentially more worrisome than if Muncy had re-aggravated his ankle injury, as was initially speculated by Dodgers beat reporters. It's not clear whether Muncy will be sent for tests or if it's simply a day-to-day issue. He hit a two-run homer prior in his lone at-bat before being replaced by Albert Pujols.
Muncy exited Friday's game against the Rangers after apparently re-aggravating his right ankle, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
He hit a two-run home run in the first inning and was replaced by Albert Pujols for the top of the second inning. It's unclear how serious the injury is and the team has not yet confirmed the location of the injury.
Muncy (ankle) will start at first base and bat second Thursday against the Pirates, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Just as manager Dave Roberts suggested would be the case, Muncy will return to the starting nine for the series finale after the Dodgers elected to hold the 30-year-old out of action for Wednesday's 2-1 win to receive some extra maintenance for his sore right ankle. Though Muncy is expected to fill a regular role moving forward, he still has yet to regain full lateral mobility due to the ankle issue, so the Dodgers will likely limit him to playing first base for the time being. Muncy previously made 15 starts at second base this season.
Muncy, who is being held out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Pirates while he manages a sore right ankle, is expected to be limited to playing first base if he rejoins the starting nine for Thursday's series finale, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Muncy returned from a two-game absence due to the ankle injury in Tuesday's 5-3 win, going 2-for-5 with an RBI. He'll sit Wednesday as part of a pre-planned maintenance program, but the ankle injury still looks to be affecting Muncy in the field, even though he didn't aggravate the issue Tuesday. According to Juan Toribio of MLB.com, manager Dave Roberts noted that Muncy won't be a candidate to go on the injured list, but the 30-year-old will work solely as a first baseman in the short term since the sore ankle is limiting his mobility too much for him to capably handle the keystone.
Muncy is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Pirates, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Muncy battled a sprained ankle over the weekend, but he returned to the lineup for Tuesday's 5-3 win and went 2-for-5 with an RBI. While Muncy didn't experience a setback during the contest, manager Dave Roberts noted that he planned to give the veteran a maintenance day Wednesday. Muncy will presumably check back into the starting nine for Thursday's series finale.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts indicated Tuesday that Muncy will be given the day off Wednesday, per Dodger Insider.
After being limited to one pinch-hit opportunity over the weekend due to a sprained right ankle, Muncy was inserted back into the lineup Tuesday and made his mark with a pair of singles, including a fifth-inning base knock that plated Mookie Betts. There is no indication that Muncy aggravated the injury in the win, so the decision to keep him out of action Wednesday is likely precautionary as the veteran isn't yet entirely free of pain in the ankle.
Muncy (ankle) is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Pirates, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Muncy injured his ankle while running to first base during Friday's game against Atlanta. The injury forced him out of the lineup Saturday and Sunday, though he did get an at-bat as a pinch hitter during the series finale. Per Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register, manager Dave Roberts said Muncy's lateral mobility is still a bit hindered by the ankle issue, so he will not be an option to play second base during the series in Pittsburgh. Nonetheless, the slugger will return to the lineup Tuesday at first base.
Muncy (ankle) was used as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning Sunday and flied out to right field in his only at-bat.
Muncy came on to hit for Trevor Bauer with a pair of runners on base and two outs in a two-run game but couldn't produce a clutch hit. He remains day-to-day for a return to playing the field and rejoining the starting lineup after mildly spraining his right ankle Friday. The Dodgers are off Monday, so Muncy's next chance to start will come Tuesday in Pittsburgh.
Manager Dave Roberts said that Muncy (ankle) may be available in a pinch-hitting capacity for Sunday's series finale in Atlanta, and the Dodgers are hopeful the 30-year-old will be ready to rejoin the lineup Tuesday in Pittsburgh, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
The Dodgers are electing to hold Muncy out of the starting nine for a second straight game Sunday since his right ankle his still feeling stiff after he sprained it Friday. While Los Angeles is holding off on moving Muncy to the IL, if he can't get back in the lineup Tuesday following Monday's off day, the team may have to reconsider the matter. Per Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register, Roberts admitted that he'll have to "have another conversation" about Muncy's status Wednesday if he's not back in the lineup by Tuesday. Muncy has been one of the majors' hottest hitters since the beginning of May, posting a 1.067 OPS over the last five weeks.
Manager Dave Roberts announced Saturday that X-rays on Muncy's sprained right ankle came back negative and that the infielder could be available to pinch hit Sunday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletica reports.
Muncy was diagnosed with a mild ankle sprain earlier Saturday, and Roberts' update confirms that the injury is no more than that. It doesn't look like the slugger will be in the starting lineup for Sunday's series finale against Atlanta, but he may have a chance to come off the bench.
Muncy is dealing with a mild right ankle sprain and may not return to the lineup Sunday, but he's still considered day-to-day, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Muncy suffered the injury while trying to beat out a double play Friday. He'll be on the bench Saturday and possibly Sunday as well, which would give him three full days to rest given Monday's scheduled off day, but it doesn't appear as though the Dodgers plan on placing him on the injured list.
Muncy (ankle) will not start Saturday's game against Atlanta, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
Muncy left Friday's game in the fourth inning after hurting his ankle while trying to beat out a double play. He's considered day-to-day but will rest for at least one game, with Matt Beaty taking over at first base. The Dodgers have an off day Monday, so it's possible Muncy sits Sunday as well in order to give his ankle three full days to heal.
Muncy (ankle) is considered day-to-day following his early exit from Friday's win over Atlanta, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Manager Dave Roberts said after Friday's contest that Muncy "felt something not right" with his right ankle, and the infielder will be reevaluated Saturday to determine the extent of the issue. If the 30-year-old misses additional time, Albert Pujols could step in at first base.
Muncy exited Friday's game against Atlanta with right ankle pain, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The 29-year-old sustained the injury in the top of the fourth inning while he was trying to beat out a double play, and he was replaced by Matt Beaty at first base. It's not yet clear whether Muncy's injury will force him to miss additional time.
Muncy left Friday's game against Atlanta in the top of the fourth inning with an apparent injury, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Muncy suffered his injury after he tried to beat out a double play in the fourth inning, and he was lifted from the contest immediately afterward. The nature and severity of the issue aren't yet known.
Muncy went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Giants.
Muncy took Zack Littell deep for a two-run home run in the eighth inning. He is on fire right now, with five long balls in his last eight games. The 30-year-old leads the Dodgers in home runs (13), RBI (30) and leads all of baseball in walks (43).
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|06/11||vs TEX||W 12-1||1||1||1||1||2||0||0|
|06/10||@ PIT||W 6-3||4||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|06/09||@ PIT||W 2-1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|06/08||@ PIT||W 5-3||5||0||2||0||1||0||0|
|06/06||@ ATL||L 2-4||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|06/04||@ ATL||W 9-5||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|06/02||vs STL||W 14-3||4||1||0||0||0||1||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2017||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||109||320||62||99||20||1||12||44||54||84||3||6||.309||.414||.491|
|2018||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||9||32||7||10||2||0||2||4||6||5||0||0||.312||.421||.562|