Manager Dave Roberts said Friday that Bellinger (lower leg) could go on a minor-league rehab assignment next week, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Comments from the skipper earlier in the week made it seem as though Bellinger wasn't that close to game action, with Roberts noting that the 25-year-old was only running at 60 percent. However, it now sounds like Bellinger is on the verge of playing in live games, which puts a return to the big club before the end of May on the table. Bellinger played in four games before being shelved.
Bellinger (lower leg) has made "very encouraging" progress, but the Dodgers still don't know when he'll be able to play, Matthew Moreno of Dodger Blue reports.
Bellinger is reportedly running at 60 percent, which manager Dave Roberts pointed to as a sign of the 25-year-old's progress. However, Roberts also noted that Bellinger will need to go on a rehab assignment before he is activated, and there remains no clear timeframe for when such an assignment will take place. Bellinger has yet to play this season after suffering a hairline fracture in his left fibula during a Cactus League game.
Bellinger (lower leg) has been running at 60 percent recently, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Bellinger has been taking live at-bats and throwing without issues recently, and he was able to slightly ramp up his running intensity recently. While the 25-year-old appears to be on the right track in his recovery, he'll likely need to be cleared of any running restrictions before he's able to return to game action.
Bellinger (lower leg) hasn't been cleared to run at full speed, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
The 25-year-old has progressed nicely through his hitting program and was expected to face live pitching last week, but his limited ability to run continues to cloud his return timeline. Bellinger should be considered week-to-week until he's cleared of any running restrictions.
Bellinger (lower leg) is expected to face live pitching at the alternate training site once the Dodgers begin a 10-game road trip Thursday at Milwaukee, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
The 25-year-old is working out with the Dodgers while they're in Los Angeles, but he'll switch to the alternate site once the rest of the team departs. Bellinger is also participating in limited-weight running, and he'll need to progress to full running before having a chance of returning from the injured list, so he's unlikely to be activated in the immediate future.
Bellinger (leg) plans to take batting practice on the field Thursday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Bellinger has been on the injured list since April 9, but he participated in light jogging and took swings Monday. He'll take another step in his recovery by taking batting practice Thursday, but he still doesn't know when he'll be cleared to return to game action. Since Bellinger was diagnosed with a hairline fracture in his left fibula, he'll need to wait for the bone to heal fully before he can return. Chris Taylor and Zach McKinstry should continue to see increased playing time while Bellinger is sidelined.
Bellinger (leg) participated in light jogging and took swings Monday, Matthew Moreno of Dodger Blue reports.
Manager Dave Roberts was happy with the work that Bellinger was able to put in Monday, though the team has yet to unveil a timetable for the slugger's return. He'll need to ramp up his baseball activities significantly before the Dodgers can even consider activating Bellinger from the 10-day IL.
Bellinger recently underwent tests that showed a hairline fracture in his left fibula, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
Manager Dave Roberts said that Bellinger had plateaued in recent days, which prompted his most recent tests. Roberts said that the issue is "not a day-to-day thing," and it's not yet clear when Bellinger will be able to return to game action. A timetable for the center fielder's return hasn't yet been established, but Zach McKinstry could continue to see an uptick in playing time while Bellinger is sidelined.
Bellinger (calf) is very unlikely to return to the field for the team's weekend series against San Diego, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
When manager Dave Roberts was asked about Bellinger's chances of returning over the weekend, he replied, "I'm not going to say zero, but it's close to that number." Bellinger's extended absence should mean that Zach McKinstry continues to see an uptick in playing time.
Bellinger (calf) still can't run at full speed and is still experiencing some swelling, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
Manager Dave Roberts said Wednesday that he was hesitant to put a date on Bellinger's expected return. He is swinging the bat in the cage but has not yet started taking on-field batting practice. Bellinger will join the team on the road trip that runs from Friday through Tuesday, and it's possible he could be activated sometime during that span.
Bellinger (calf) was able to complete some light agility drills under the supervision of trainers Sunday, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
The activity is seemingly a small sign of progress for Bellinger, who was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with a left calf contusion. The Dodgers have already ruled out structural damage or stress fractures to the calf after sending Bellinger for tests days earlier, so the expectation is that the 25-year-old won't require an extended stay on the shelf. His absence should continue to open up regular starts for Zach McKinstry in the corner outfield.
Bellinger (calf) was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
The 25-year-old has been sidelined since being spiked in the left calf Monday, and he'll now make his way to the injured list. Bellinger isn't expected to face a lengthy absence and will be eligible to be activated during next weekend's series at San Diego.
Bellinger (calf) won't play in Friday's home opener against the Nationals, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
A stint on the injured list has not been ruled out for Bellinger, and the Dodgers will see how he feels after a couple days off. No structural damage or stress fractures were revealed after Tuesday's tests, so Bellinger isn't expected to require a lengthy absence even if he lands on the IL
Manager Dave Roberts said Bellinger (calf) has no structural damage or stress fractures after undergoing testing Tuesday, but the skipper is uncertain when the outfielder will retake the field, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
The 25-year-old is dealing with some residual soreness after taking a cleat to the left calf Monday, and it's unclear whether he'll require a trip to the injured list. According to Eric Stephen of SBNation.com, Bellinger won't be available for Wednesday's series finale at Oakland, and he'll have Thursday's scheduled off day to recover before potentially missing any additional contests.
Bellinger (calf) is unavailable Tuesday against the Athletics and is undergoing tests to determine the severity of his injury, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
The 25-year-old was already absent from the starting nine, but manager Dave Roberts has now confirmed the outfielder won't be available off the bench. Bellinger was spiked in the left calf Monday, and the Dodgers could update his status after Tuesday's contest.
Bellinger (calf) will not start Tuesday's game against the Athletics, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Bellinger left late in Monday's game after taking a cleat to the calf. He doesn't appear to have suffered any long-term injury, but the Dodgers have the depth to allow him to rest for a day or two. Mookie Betts slides to center field in his absence, with Zach McKinstry starting in right.
Manager Dave Roberts said after Monday's 10-3 win over the Athletics that Bellinger is day-to-day following his removal in the ninth inning due to a sore left calf, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Bellinger recorded his lone hit of the contest in his sixth and final at-bat of the night, but it came at the price of taking a cleat to the calf while he raced Athletics pitcher Reymin Guduan to first base for an infield single. The 25-year-old was visibly limping to the dugout after the play, but he appears fortunate to have avoided any damage to his ankle, which would likely result in a longer absence. Instead, the Dodgers will see how he responds to treatment before determining his status for Tuesday's game.
Bellinger was removed from Monday's game against the Athletics with an apparent foot injury, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Bellinger's foot was stepped on during a close play at first base, and he was removed from the contest shortly after. He'll be considered day-to-day until the extent of the injury is revealed.
Bellinger is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockies, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
This was planned, with manager Dave Roberts previously stating his desire to get all of the lineup regulars a day off early in the season. Chris Taylor will take over in center field while Will Smith bats cleanup against lefty Austin Gomber.
Bellinger is starting in center field Saturday against the Rockies but will receive the day off for Sunday's series finale, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
Manager Dave Roberts wants to give all the lineup regulars a day off early in the season, and Bellinger will take his turn Sunday. The 25-year-old is 3-for-9 with one triple, one double, two runs and two RBI through two games.
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