The Dodgers hadn’t had Chris Taylor for nearly two weeks. With the exception of the pinch ht in the extraning game on Thursday, CT hasn’t appeared in the Padres match since September 23rd.
It was a game in which Taylor hit the outfield wall and stole the catch. It also clearly exacerbated the recently burning Dodgers outfielder’s neck problem. But LA tried to get him to go instead of sending him to the injured list.
Taylor Not re-entering the Dodgers starting lineup on Friday night in Arizona. He will be available off the bench, and Dave Roberts said he can use any ability. I think that means they think he’s healthy enough to play.
Roberts also said he plans to start Taylor in the Dodgers centerfield on Saturday. That will be his first start since he made his neck worse against the Padres. Doc also said that if he couldn’t go, he would adjust accordingly.
The Dodgers faced Gavin Lux in the last few games against Cody Bellinger on the injured list. They also used Mookie Betts, but regaining AJ Pollock could mean Lux sees more time there. Of course, if you can’t get a CT, that’s the case.
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Dodgers: Chris Taylor won’t start tonight, but should be back on Saturday
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