Cody Bellinger, Justin Turner out of Dodgers’ lineup with leg injuries

first_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies LOS ANGELES — A big chunk of the Dodgers’ offense is day to day.Both Cody Bellinger and Justin Turner were out of the starting lineup Tuesday with leg injuries that might or might not sideline them for longer.Bellinger was hit in the right knee by a pitch in the third inning of Monday’s game. He was in the outfield Tuesday afternoon jogging around the perimeter of the warning track to test the knee. The results were not good enough to get him in the lineup.“Could he play? Possibly,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “But I just think the way he was moving around, to give him an extra day, have him available off the bench made more sense. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Ryu is not eligible to be activated until Friday, so left-hander Julio Urias will make his scheduled start on Thursday in Milwaukee. Roberts said Urias will go to the bullpen when Ryu returns. The Dodgers have planned to limit Urias’ innings this season by using him out of the bullpen for stretches. Injuries to Clayton Kershaw, Ryu and Hill at the start of the season pushed Urias into the starting rotation temporarily.BACK TALKMartin said his lower back is getting “better – just not as fast as I would like.”Martin went on the injured list with lower back inflammation a week ago. He has begun playing catch but has not been able to start any other baseball activities yet.“To play catcher, you gotta catch,” Martin said. “You really have to be ready to play the position. You can’t say, ‘Well, I feel okay’ and try to go out there. I want to make sure when I come off, I’m ready to go and this doesn’t come up again.”UP NEXTReds (RHP Sonny Gray, 0-2, 2.03 ERA) at Dodgers (RHP Walker Buehler, 1-0, 8.25 ERA), Wednesday, 12:10 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), 570 AM Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco center_img “They’re treating him up. The X-rays (Monday night) were negative. That’s all I know now. I’m hoping he’s in there (Wednesday). If it continues to respond well, he will be. If not, then we’ll deal with that.”Turner, meanwhile, played the full game Monday (and reached base three times) despite fouling a ball off his left ankle while hitting in the batting cage before the game. The ankle contusion led to some tightness in his hamstring as he played through the bruise, Roberts said.“He fouled a ball off his ankle during batting practice, working in the cage. After that, he didn’t feel well,” Roberts said. “He played but as he was playing there was some compensation with the hamstring and that kind of bled into that.“Once something happens like that then everything else kind of reacts and the hamstring tightened up a little bit. Right now, I’d just say the left leg is kind of bothersome. Hopefully, he’ll be back in there tomorrow.”MEMORIAL SERVICEA private memorial service for Don Newcombe was held at the stadium Tuesday afternoon. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt was among those in attendance, invited by Newcombe’s family. Also in attendance were former Dodgers outfielders Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig and Andre Ethier and a large segment of this year’s team. The service was scheduled with the Cincinnati Reds in town so Kemp and Puig could attend. Both were close to Newcombe during their days with the Dodgers.Always impeccably dressed, Newcombe’s suits were usually topped off by a color-coordinated Panama hat. His wife, Karen, passed some of those hats on to Kenley Jansen, Russell Martin, Rich Hill and David Freese among others.“He lived his life. He was 92 years old,” Jansen said of Newcombe. “So I kind of feel selfish saying I wish he was still here.“He lived his life but he’s still here with me. We’re all going to continue to keep him in our hearts.”RYU RETURNLeft-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu threw an “aggressive bullpen” session as expected Monday and came out of it “feeling really good,” Roberts said.Ryu will come off the injured list later this week and rejoin the rotation without going on a rehab assignment. The Dodgers play a four-game series in Milwaukee this weekend before having an off day Monday.Related Articles Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start last_img read more