While Roberts noted Bellinger's ankle was improving, he said there was still swelling, so the Dodgers will play it safe and give the rookie some extra time to rest. Adrian Gonzalez will continue to man first base until Bellinger returns to the lineup, which will be Wednesday at the earliest.
Bellinger (ankle) is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Pirates, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Bellinger left Saturday's game with a mild ankle sprain, and while he was available off the bench Sunday -- indicating the injury isn't anything overly serious -- he'll get another day off as the Dodgers continue to play it safe with the young phenom. He shouldn't be out too much longer; Adrian Gonzalez will continue to fill in at first base in the meantime.
Bellinger (ankle) is available to pinch hit Sunday, but "it's a two-, three-day thing" before he is back in the lineup, according to manager Dave Roberts, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
He suffered a mild ankle sprain in Saturday's game, and will need a couple days before he is ready to return to the field. The Dodgers have a deep bench and a knack for developing big leads, so he is not a lock to be called upon in a pinch hitting situation. This will lead to some difficult decisions for owners with weekly lineups. On the bright side, the Dodgers have seven games on tap next week, so Bellinger could play in five or six of those, if this timetable is accurate.
Bellinger (ankle) is out of Sunday's lineup against the Tigers, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.
He left Saturday's game with a mild ankle sprain and was seen walking without a limp after the game, but will nonetheless be held out of the day game against righty Justin Verlander. Yasiel Puig will start in right field with Adrian Gonzalez starting at first base. Bellinger should be considered day-to-day.
Bellinger (ankle) said he was "fine" and was walking without a limp after Saturday's game, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
The rookie phenom rolled his ankle on a soft sport in the dirt on the warning track and was later diagnosed with a mild sprain. X-rays were deemed unnecessary. The Dodgers can afford to be cautious with Bellinger, but it doesn't sound like he's in danger of landing on the DL.
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