1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger headed to the injured list once again. The Dodgers scratched Bellinger from Tuesday's lineup after undergoing further tests.
Bellinger underperformed all season, partly due to injuries. At this point, Bellinger is droppable in redraft leagues given the low likelihood that he provides any fantasy impact for the rest of the season.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Cody Bellinger has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in his left ribs.
Bellinger suffered the injury during a recent collision with Gavin Lux. It's a pain tolerance issue, per Roberts, and Bellinger is sitting on Saturday. The former MVP can be dropped in all redraft leagues if he hasn't been already.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Cody Bellinger will receive a few days off to "work through some things."
Bellinger has been struggling mightily this season, and the results have only worsened recently. He can be dropped in redraft leagues for the remainder of the fantasy baseball season.
Outfielder Cody Bellinger went 0-for-3 as the Dodgers defeated the Cardinals 5-1 on Monday.
The struggles continue for Bellinger who is hitting just .114/.130/.114 with no home runs over the last 15 contests. For the year, he's slashing an abysmal .165/.240/.304 with nine home runs and 32 RBI over 273 at-bats. He started the year off with some horrible injury luck and hasn't been able to hit with any semblance of consistency when he's been healthy.
Dodgers' Cody Bellinger will sit on Monday and will sit moving forward when the team faces off against a left-handed pitcher.
Bellinger has now sat out the last several games against a lefty, so it should come as no surprise that he's sitting tonight when the Dodgers face off against Drew Smyly. However, what is somewhat of a surprise is that the Dodgers have essentially relegated Bellinger to a platoon role for the remainder of 2021. As such, fantasy managers should be prepared to find another player in place of Bellinger when the Dodgers face off against a lefty going forward.