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Mookie Betts (hip) remains sidelined for Friday’s game against the Rockies. (Source: Bill Plunkett on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Betts hasn’t started since leaving Saturday’s game last weekend. An IL stint seems likely at this point.

Category: Injury Updates


Catcher Will Smith went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer and two strikeouts as the Dodgers lost to the Giants 5-3 on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Smith capped off an exciting first inning with a two-run homer off of Anthony DeSclafani. It was his only hit of the ball game, he also struck out twice. The 25-year-old backstop has now homered three times in the last five games and is slashing .261/.366/.478 to go along with 13 home runs, 44 RBI, and two stolen bases over 80 games.

Category: Game Recaps


RHP Kenley Jansen blew his third save in a row and took the loss on Thursday when he allowed four runs on four hits with two walks and two strikeouts over 2/3 of an inning as the Dodgers lost to the Giants 5-3.

Fantasy Impact: After blowing his previous two save opportunities, Jansen had a chance to redeem himself on Thursday when he was tasked with protecting a 3-1 lead in the ninth inning. He struck out two of the first three batters he faced with Wilmer Flores singling in between. He then allowed a double to Donovan Solano before allowing the next four batters to reach. He was eventually replaced by Phil Bickford who was finally able to get the third out of the inning. The damage was done, however, and the Dodgers dropped another game to the Giants. The rough stretch has raised Jansen's ERA to 3.05 to go along with a 1.30 WHIP, and 44:26 K/B ratio. Manager Dave Roberts will likely give him some time off and let him work some lower-leverage situations in the interim. The Dodgers, who have suffered a ton of injuries and are locked in a tight divisional race, can ill afford to continue losing games this like. Fantasy managers should prioritize Blake Treinen right now. It would also not be surprising to see the Dodgers bring in another bullpen arm to help shore things up.

Category: Game Recaps


RHP Walker Buehler took a no-decision on Thursday when he allowed one run on five hits with a walk and nine strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings as the Dodger lost to the Giants 5-3.

Fantasy Impact: Buehler was superb on Thursday, virtually shutting down the Giants over his seven-plus innings. He served up a double to LaMonte Wade Jr., who would come around to score, in the first inning but that was the only run he allowed. He was in line for the win before Kenley Jansen melted down in the ninth inning. Buehler has been a steady hand in the Dodgers' beleaguered starting rotation this season. He now owns a 2.31 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, and 131:29 K/BB ratio over 128 2/3 innings (20 starts). He'll get a chance to earn a win against these same Giants in his next turn.

Category: Game Recaps


Los Angeles infielder Max Muncy was placed on the paternity list Friday. (Source: Eric Stephen on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Muncy will be away from the Dodgers this weekend and is expected to rejoin the team on Tuesday. Fantasy managers should adjust thier lineups accordingly. Muncy has been an offensive force in 2021, slashing .272/.413/.565 with a .978 OPS over 85 games.

Category: Transactions


Outfielder AJ Pollock went 1-for-4 with an RBI double and a pair of strikeouts in a 4-2 loss in the Dodgers' 4-2 loss to the Giants on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Pollock broke up a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the fourth inning when he knocked in Cody Bellinger with an RBI double. It was his only hit of the low-scoring affair. The veteran outfielder is now slashing .277/.338/.523 with 13 home runs, 35 RBI, and two stolen bases over 220 at-bats.

Category: Game Recaps


Infielder/outfielder Chris Taylor went 2-for-4 with a home run, a stolen base, and a strikeout as the Dodgers fell to the Giants 4-2 on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Taylor put the Dodgers on the board in the bottom of the first inning with a solo home run off of Logan Webb, it was his third long ball in the last two games and fourth in the last seven. He would also reach base two more times and steal a base in the contest. The 30-year-old is now slashing .278/.378/.479 with 14 home runs, 53 RBI, and nine stolen bases across 317 at-bats.

Category: Game Recaps


LHP Julio Urias took a no-decision on Wednesday when he surrendered one run on three hits with one walk and five strikeouts over seven innings in the Dodgers' 4-2 loss to the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Urias was locked in on Wednesday, scattering just three hits and a pair of walks over his seven innings of work. The only run he allowed came in the top of the first inning when Mike Yastrzemski bopped a solo home run. All in all, this was a nice bounce back for Urias who allowed four earned runs his last time out. He now owns a stellar 3.63 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and 127:25 K/BB ratio over 119 innings (20 starts). He'll square off against these same Giants in San Francisco his next time out.

Category: Game Recaps


Los Angeles Dodgers RHP Josiah Gray allowed four runs on four hits with one walk and seven strikeouts over four innings in his MLB debut in Tuesday's 8-6 win over the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Gray operated as the Dodgers' bulk reliever on Tuesday after he entered in the third inning to replace opener Darien Nunez. he gave up a solo home run to LaMonte Wade Jr. in the third inning before striking out the side in the fourth. He then coughed up two more home runs in the sixth frame, including a two-run shot to Mike Yastrzemski. He ended up punching out seven on the day and only handed out one free pass. The 23-year-old prospect looks to be past the shoulder issue that plagued him for much of the season and should remain with the big league club down the stretch. It's unclear what his role will be moving forward but he won't have much fantasy value out of the bullpen for now. He's still a pitcher worth keeping an eye on, however.

Category: Game Recaps


Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner exited Tuesday's win over the Giants early with a left knee contusion after being hit by a pitch. (Source: Los Angeles Dodgers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Turner was hit in the knee with a pitch in the third inning but remained in the game until the sixth. Zach McKinstry switched to third base and Matt Beaty entered the game to take his place in right field. Turner was likely just removed as a precaution and shouldn't miss more than a game or two if he misses any time at all.

Category: Injury Updates


Just two days after electing free agency, outfielder Steven Souza Jr. has returned to the Los Angeles Dodgers on a minor league contract. (Source: Blake Harris on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He has been assigned to Triple-A Oklahoma, where he is slashing .264/.432/.569 with six homers, 16 RBI, 19 walks, and 26 strikeouts this season. The 32-year-old is a former third-round pick who has spent parts of seven seasons in the majors. He hit 63 homers from 2015-2017 with the Rays, including 30 in 2017 alone.

Category: Transactions


RHP Tony Gonsolin took his first loss of the season on Monday when he allowed three runs on five hits with four walks and three strikeouts over 3 1/3 innings in the Dodgers' 7-2 loss to the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Gonsolin looked a little rusty on Monday, firing off 80 pitches--39 strikes--just to get through 3 1/3 innings. He had a rough first inning, surrendering a pair of home runs to Buster Posey and Wilmer Flores that accounted for all three runs against him. He settled down a bit after that but still struggled with his control. The 27-year-old still owns a solid 2.83 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, and 34:19 K/BB ratio over 28 2/3 innings on the year. He'll square off against the Rockies at home in his next start.

Category: Game Recaps


Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says SS Corey Seager (hand) could be reinstated from the 10-day IL as soon as Wednesday. (Source: Fabian Ardaya on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Live batting practice went well today, according to Roberts. Seager has been sidelined since mid-May due to his fractured hand. His return will be a welcomed one from fantasy managers.

Category: Injury Updates


The Dodgers placed INF Gavin Lux on the 10-day IL with a hamstring strain. (Source: David Vassegh on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lux left Sunday's game with the injury and will miss at least 10 days. The 23-year-old is batting just .227 with a .656 OPS this season.

Category: Injury Updates


Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw (forearm) played catch on Monday. (Source: David Vassegh on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kershaw is currently on the IL with forearm inflammation and remains (at least) a couple of weeks away from a return. Fantasy managers are encouraged to keep him stashed in an IL slot for now.

Category: Injury Updates


The Dodgers activated LHP Victor Gonzalez (foot) from the 10-day injured list. (Source: Los Angeles Dodgers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez was dealing with left plantar fasciitis earlier in July, but he made it through his minor league rehab assignment without suffering a setback. He'll continue to be a high-end option for fantasy leagues that count holds.

Category: Injury Updates


LHP David Price took a no-decision on Sunday when he allowed one run on two hits with one walk and four strikeouts over four innings as the Dodgers lost to the Rockies 6-5 in extra-innings.

Fantasy Impact: Price was making his fifth start of the season and pitched well in the dangerous confines of Coors Fied. He only allowed one run via a Charlie Blackmon single in the bottom of the first inning but was solid otherwise. He didn't pitch deep enough to factor into the decision. The veteran southpaw now owns a 3.12 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, and 35:10 K/BB ratio over 34 2/3 innings (25 appearances, five starts). He should get another start against these same Rockies at home in his next start.

Category: Game Recaps


Dodgers RHP Corey Knebel (lat) will appear in a simulated game on Monday. (Source: David Vassegh on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Knebel has been out since late April due to his lat strain. The right-hander could begin a rehab assignment in the near future, and he's someone to monitor for fantasy leagues that count saves and hold. The right-hander was pitching very well prior to going down.

Category: Injury Updates


Outfielder Cody Bellinger went 1-for-4 with two RBI, two strikeouts, one walk, and one run scored as the Dodgers beat the Rockies 10-4 on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Bellinger put the Dodgers on the board in the top of the first inning with a two-run single. It was his only hit of the ball game but he did reach base again with a walk. It's been a rough year so far for the former NL MVP, who's battled injury and inconsistency with a .179 batting average and .595 OPS to go along with four home runs, 19 RBI, and a pair of stolen bases over 123 at-bats. Perhaps this game will get him on the right track for the second half of the year.

Category: Game Recaps


Trevor Bauer’s administrative leave has been extended by nearly two weeks to July 27, according to a report from ESPN's Jeff Passan. (Source: Jeff Passan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The MLB and MLBPA continue to work together on the Bauer situation, and it does not appear to be close to a resolution as the investigation continues to unfold.

Category: Transactions