Dodgers All-Star Chris Taylor out indefinitely with fractured foot – NBC Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been riddled with injuries this season and now they will be without one of their All-Stars from last season.

2021 Dodgers star and super utility Chris Taylor will be out indefinitely after a CT scan revealed a broken left foot on Tuesday.

Taylor was injured sliding to make a catch in right field on Saturday and immediately left the game.

After the game, he was seen in the Dodgers clubhouse with his left foot wrapped, but not in a walking boot. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said after Saturday’s game that X-rays of Taylor’s foot were negative and he would be absent from the lineup on Sunday.

Taylor was out of the lineup Sunday, but back in the lineup Monday for the Dodgers’ July 4 game. Taylor started in left field and looked good on defense, but after working a walk late in the fifth, Taylor struggled to run the bases on Trayce Thompson’s eventual three-run home run.

Taylor was taken out of the game again and it was announced that he would undergo a CT scan on Tuesday morning. The results of this analysis revealed the fracture and will place Taylor on the injured reserve indefinitely.

Taylor reportedly doesn’t need a cast or walking boot, but could be out between 4 and 6 weeks, the average healing time for a broken foot.

Taylor was batting .238 with six home runs, 19 doubles and 27 RBIs in 74 games this season.

Jake Lamb started in left field in place of Taylor on Tuesday. When Taylor came out of the game against left-hander Kyle Freeland on July 4, Thompson moved from left field to right field and Mookie Betts moved from second base to right field. Expect to see a platoon of Lamb/Lux against the right-handed pitcher and Thompson against the left-handed pitcher in left field moving forward.

The Dodgers have had a total of 18 different players on the injured list this season, Taylor is expected to be No. 19 on Wednesday. Those 18 players missed a combined total of 866 days and over $20 million in combined pay while on the IL.

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