The Dodgers will likely be without one of their powerful bats for at least a few weeks. Edwin Rios was officially placed on the injured list Monday afternoon with hamstring soreness.
The move comes just one day after Rios came up holding his leg on a slide into second base in Anaheim. Rios stayed in the game but was very slow to home plate in the same inning resulting in no run being scored. The Dodgers pulled Rios immediately after the inning was over.
On Edwin Rios, there was concern that he may take “3,4,5 days to come back” from his hamstring injury. That and they liked Adam Kolarek matching up against SEA.
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) August 18, 2020
Rios had been hitting well in his limited appearances in 2020. He was slashing .276/.323/.690 with 3 homeruns in 31 plate appearances. Rios also had an outstanding 1.012 OPS prior to being pulled from Sunday’s game. The Dodgers will likely lean on Matt Beaty in pinch-hit opportunities while he is gone.
In a corresponding move, left-handed pitcher Adam Kolarek was recalled from the alternate location. Kolarek came into Monday night’s game to pitch two innings against the Mariners int he Dodgers win.
Up Next for the Dodgers
After taking game 1 from Seattle, the Dodgers will play 3 more against the Mariners. Tomorrow’s game will be back in Los Angeles, while Wednesday and Thursday’s game will be in Seattle. Tony Gonsolin has been penciled in for the start tomorrow, pushing everyone back a day.