The Los Angeles Dodgers have had a slew of bad luck when it comes to injuries, both minor and major, in 2015. They lost two starting pitchers, Brandon McCarthy and Hyun-Jin Ryu, for the season. Then Yasiel Puig and Carl Crawford were out for an extended period, and now the team has four players sidelined by hamstring strains.
Dodgers outfielder Scott Van Slyke is also sitting out of the game. He didn’t join in a workout Wednesday because of his right wrist, which hasn’t responded to treatment quickly enough. According to team manager Don Mattingly he may have developed a small cyst on an injured wrist ligament.
Slyke was injured on Sept. 15, and came back Sept. 20 – only to reinjure his wrist last week while catching a throw at first. The slugger was hitting .239 with 6 homers and 30 RBIs.