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Can the Dodgers overcome yet another injury setback, or are we seeing a repeat of past nightmares?

The Los Angeles Dodgers just can’t catch a break. More precisely, their pitchers just cannot find a way to avoid injuries. A few weeks ago, it was Yoshinobu Yamamoto who unexpectedly developed issues on his rotator cuff. That resulted in the Blue Crew becoming extra cautious with their ace Tyler Glasnow, who’s already had a troubled past with injuries. However, that care might not have yielded the desired results as the reports have just come in and Glasnow is now out of the All-Star Game.

Though Glasnow hadn’t been his usual self in the past few games, the ace was nonetheless an important part of the Dodgers’ story. Such had been his domination that he was named an All-Star and there was a high chance that he might have started the game. But then, a disaster struck and now he’s on entering Injured List for 10 days. 

The Los Angeles Dodgers have just announced that Tyler Glasnow has been put on the Injured List because of lower back tightness. Dave Roberts had revealed earlier that the star felt some tightness on Sunday during a catching practice.

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The injury isn’t expected to be serious (he hasn’t undergone any imaging) and Glasnow is expected to be back after the All-Star weekend. However, this is nonetheless another blow to the Blue Crew.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are already competing with a highly depleted squad. With many of their pitchers absent, the team is looking at reliving the horrors of 2023. They had been similarly decimated by pitching injuries then and were forced to rely on prospects and rookies at the tail end of the season. This was one of the reasons why the team lost the NLDS despite having put up a 100-win season.

So how deep does the Dodgers’ injury list go? It’s big enough that one can create a top-performing starting lineup out of the team’s injured pitchers. And then one can also create a great bullpen through the injured list as well.

Tyler Glasnow, Shohei Ohtani, Yoshinobu Yamamoto – Dodgers’ pitchers in exile 

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Tyler Glasnow’s injury report hit the Dodgers fans like lightning. However, the panic was quite reasonable. After all, when one looks at the list of pitchers that are currently sitting on the injured list within the Los Angeles Dodgers, things become rather clear. That jaw-dropping list explains just how deep the issue runs. Currently, Tyler Glasnow, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Shohei Ohtani, Clayton Kershaw, and Walker Buehler are sitting on the injured list.

And add to that there’s Dustin May, Tony Gonsolin, and Emmet Sheehan. That’s quite a big list, right? But then there’s Ryan Brasier, Joe Kelly, and Jason Heyward too. As of now, over 10 pitchers of the Dodgers are sitting on the injured list. That is more than enough to understand the sheer depth of the Dodgers’ pitching crisis. Hopefully, the expectations prove to be correct and Tyler Glasnow returns soon. If not, then the Blue Crew will have a lot of work to do during the Trade Deadline.