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Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger lands on IL with rib fracture

Cody Bellinger, Dave Roberts, Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers are inching closer to the end of the MLB season and have been in a tight race with the San Francisco Giants for the top spot in the National League West. But, the Dodgers might have to play the remainder of the regular season without Cody Bellinger, who landed on the IL according to Kyle Glaser of Baseball America. 

This is just another brutal injury to Bellinger, who has been hit hard by injuries this season after having shoulder surgery in the offseason. His injury luck in 2021 has been absolutely unreal.

On top of that, Bellinger’s 2021 campaign has been a disaster. He has a .159 batting average with nine home runs and 31 RBIs and he could very well miss the rest of the regular season–and more.

The injuries haven’t helped him either, and perhaps that is a huge reason why he has struggled to hit the ball this year, especially compared to the previous seasons. The status of Bellinger will be one to monitor, and even though he has had a bit of a down year, the Dodgers would still love to have him available for the playoffs, although it seems a bit unlikely at this point.