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Second baseman Gavin Lux went 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI as the Dodgers lost to the Cubs 6-5 on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Lux tacked on an RBI double, his first of the year, off of Adbert Alzolay in the fifth inning to put the Dodgers up 2-0. He slapped a single during the game as well. The dynamic 23-year-old has had a slow start to the season with a .216/.250/.284 slash line with zero home runs and eight RBI over 74 at-bats. He's shown signs of life recently but would be better served hitting at the top of the lineup as he did before his IL stint earlier this season.

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First baseman Max Muncy went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a double, two RBI, a walk, and two runs scored as the Dodgers lost to the Cubs 6-5 in extra-innings.

Fantasy Impact: Muncy put the Dodgers on the board with a solo home run in the fourth inning off of Adbert Alzolay. He added an RBI double in the top of the 10th inning that scored nearly two runs but Justin Turner was thrown out at home. Muncy is rocking a .854 OPS over 95 at-bats this year but is still batting an underwhelming .221.

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RHP Kenley Jansen was charged with a blown save on Wednesday when he allowed one unearned run with three walks over one inning pitched in the Dodgers 6-5 loss to the Cubs in extra innings.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen entered in the bottom of the 10th inning to protect a one-run lead but walked the first batter he faced then threw a wild pitch. A Joc Pederson sacrifice fly scored the ghost runner and then Jansen intentionally walked the bases loaded to induce an inning-ending double play. This one wasn't really his fault on account of the ghost runner but it goes down as a blown save in the books. His job is safe.

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RHP Walker Buehler took a no-decision on Wednesday when he allowed two runs on five hits with eight strikeouts over six innings as the Dodgers lost to the Cubs 6-5 in extra innings.

Fantasy Impact: Buehler pitched well on Wednesday, holding the Cubs down until the fifth inning when Jake Marisnick tagged him for a two-run homer. He left after six innings and was in line for the win as the Dodgers held a 3-2 advantage but the bullpen would cough up the lead. The 26-year-old now owns a stellar 3.13 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and 39:2 K/BB ratio over 37 1/3 innings with quality starts in 5-of-6 games. He still only has one win on the year but he should start to rack those up soon enough.

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The Dodgers placed 1B/3B Edwin Rios on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation. (Source: Los Angeles Dodgers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rios has had a disastrous start to the season. He doesn't need to be rostered in fantasy leagues of any size right now.

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Third baseman Justin Turner went a combined 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in the Dodgers' doubleheader vs. the Cubs on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Turner went 0-for-3 with a walk during Game 1 and didn't start Game 2. He came on as a pinch-hitter and smacked a solo home run off of Dillon Maples in the eighth inning to give Los Angeles a 3-1 lead before their bullpen coughed up the lead in the next frame. The veteran third baseman has slowed down after his insanely hot start but he's slashing a very impressive .333/.415/.600 with seven home runs and 22 RBI across 105 at-bats.

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Outfielder Mookie Betts went a combined 3-for-7 with a double, a walk, and a stolen base in the Dodgers' doubleheader against the Cubs on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Betts picked up a pair of singles in the 7-1 loss in Game 1 and went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a stolen base in the 4-3 defeat in Game 2. The 28-year-old outfielder has battled some injures to start the season and has got off to a slow start for his lofty standards. He now owns a respectable .263/.376/.434 with three home runs, six RBI, four stolen bases over 99 at-bats. He should start to heat up in short order.

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RHP Trevor Bauer took a no-decision when he allowed just one run on four hits with four walks and seven strikeouts over 4 1/3 innings in the Dodgers 4-3 loss to the Cubs in Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader.

Fantasy Impact: Bauer issued a season-high four free passes, which inflated his pitch count. He hit 90 pitches before exiting in the fifth inning. It was far from his most efficient outing but the only run he allowed was a solo home run to Jason Heyward in the bottom of the fourth inning. He also struck out seven on the day. He faces the Mariners in his next turn and should fare better in that start.

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LHP Clayton Kershaw took the loss on Tuesday when he allowed four runs on four hits with two walks and two strikeouts over one inning in the Dodgers' 7-1 loss to the Cubs in Game 1 of a doubleheader.

Fantasy Impact: Kershaw just didn't have it on Tuesday, showing uncharacteristically poor control, walking two batters, and allowing four runs over just one inning. He threw 39 pitches was pulled from the game once he ended the frame. He should far much better when he faces the Angels on the road in his next start.

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Jon Morosi of the MLB Network is reporting that Dodgers pitcher David Price (hamstring) is improving. Barring a setback, he could be activated from the 10-day injured list before the end of May. (Source: Jon Morosi on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Price was diagnosed with a Grade 2 hamstring strain would be out a few weeks. The Dodgers are encouraged with his improvement and could activate him off the 10-day injured list by the end of May. With Dustin May set for Tommy John surgery, Price is an option to replace him in the Dodgers rotation. Price is still weeks away from returning but is worth stashing in deep-league and NL-Only formats.

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Dodgers RHP Dustin May is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery, which will sideline him for the remainder of 2021. (Source: Alden Gonzalez on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: A recent MRI revealed the injury, which was suffered during Saturday's start against the Brewers. May will now be sidelined well into the 2022 campaign, which is a killer for fantasy managers in dynasty leagues. The young right-hander was finally on the verge of breaking out, displaying the strikeout upside the fantasy community had been longing for. Of course, he can now be dropped in redraft leagues.

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Outfielder AJ Pollock went 3-for-6 with two doubles, a home run, eight RBI, and two runs scored as the Dodgers blew out the Brewers 16-4 on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Pollock, along with Matt Beaty, combined to drive in 15 of the Dodgers' 16 runs. Pollock smacked a grand slam in the top of the first inning then picked up another home run, a three-run shot, in the top of the sixth inning. Pollock has been heating up at the dish lately, picking up 12 hits over the last 10 games while hitting four home runs over that span. He's now slashing .265/.307/.458 over 83 at-bats on the season.

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Outfielder Matt Beaty went 4-for-6 with a grand slam, seven RBI, and three runs scored in the Dodgers' 16-4 win over the Brewers on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Beaty had himself a career day at the plate on Sunday. He swatted a grand slam off of Alec Bettinger in the top of the second inning. He knocked in three other runs with a pair of singles in the contest as well. Beaty has been filling in nicely for LA over the week or so. He's rocking a .964 OPS over 28 at-bats this season.

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LHP Julio Urias picked up the win on Sunday when he allowed one run on four hits with 10 strikeouts over seven innings the Dodgers' 17-4 win over the Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: Urias was excellent on Sunday, virtually shutting down the Brewers over his seven innings of work. Jacob Nottingham got him for a solo home run in the bottom of the third inning but that was the only run Urias gave up. He's now a perfect 4-0 with a 2.87 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, and 42:6 K/BB ratio over 37 2/3 innings (six starts). He'll get the Angels on the road in his next turn.

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The Dodgers transferred RHP Corey Knebel (lat) to the 60-day IL. (Source: Bill Plunkett on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This was a procedural move for the Dodgers after Dustin May (arm) landed on the IL. Knebel's timeline hasn't changed. He's still targeting a mid-summer return.

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Catcher Will Smith went 1-for-2 with a triple, two RBI, and one run scored as the Dodgers lost to the Brewers 6-5 in extra-innings on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Smith broke up a 3-3 tie in the top of the 11th inning when he smacked a two-run triple off reliever Drew Rasmussen. He scored a run earlier in the 10th inning as well. Across 64 at-bats this season the young catcher is rocking a solid .234/.383/.484 batting line to go along with three home runs, nine RBI, and an impressive 13:12 K/BB ratio.

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Tony Gonsolin is making progression in terms of rehabbing his shoulder. Dave Roberts told the media that Gonsolin successfully threw a 20 pitch bullpen on Thursday. (Source: Bill Plunkett on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gonsolin is making some headway in returning to the Dodgers. This bullpen was a step in the right direction. However, there is still no clear timetable for his return.


Catcher Austin Barnes went 1-for-1 with an RBI single in the Dodgers' 2-1 loss to the Brewers on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Barnes came in as a pinch-hitter in the top of the ninth inning and poked an RBI single off Josh Hader to finally put the Dodgers on the board. They would ultimately lose the game, though. The 31-year-old backstop isn't on the fantasy radar as the Dodgers' reserve catcher but he does have a solid .383 OBP over 38 at-bats.

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The Dodgers placed pitcher Brusdar Graterol (forearm) on the 10-day injured list Thursday. (Source: Eric Stephen on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Graterol is dealing with forearm tightness and was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday. He has been used sparingly in 2021 and has only thrown one 1/3 innings across three appearances. It’s unclear when Graterol sustained the injury, but he will be out at least the next ten days. Edwin Uceta was recalled in a corresponding move.

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Second baseman Chris Taylor went 1-for-2 with an RBI triple, two runs scored, and two walks in the Dodgers' 8-0 win over the Reds on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Taylor tacked on an insurance run for the Dodgers in the bottom of the eighth inning when he swatted an RBI triple off Sal Romano to score Justin Turner. He also drew a pair of walks and scored twice on the day. Taylor started at second base on Wednesday with Gavin Lux shifting to shortstop as Corey Seager got the day off. His defensive versatility should keep him in the lineup almost every day moving forward. The 30-year-old is slashing .264/.398/.542 with four home runs, 13 RBI, and two stolen bases across 72 at-bats.

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