LA Dodgers JD Martinez, who was out of the lineup due to injury, is close to returning.
Martinez was placed on the injured list last month due to groin pain and has not played since the game against the Miami Marlins on the 20th.메이저놀이터
Martinez, who has improved his condition through rehabilitation games, is nearing his return. He appeared in two minor league Triple-A games, going 1-for-8 with three RBIs and one walk.
On the 8th (Korean time), MLB.com quoted Dodgers manager Dave Roberts as saying, “Martinez did not feel any pain. He is scheduled to return to the game against the Washington Nationals on the 9th.”
Martinez, who is in his first season with the Dodgers this year, appeared in 92 games and achieved a batting average of 0.256, 25 home runs, 78 RBIs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.856.
Martinez’s addition is a great addition to the Dodgers’ offense. Although his batting average is not high, Martinez’s slugging power is intact. Postseason performance is also expected from Martinez, who has extensive experience in big games.
In addition to Martinez, the Dodgers are awaiting the return of starting pitcher Walker Buehler and reliever Joe Kelly. MLB.com predicted that the two pitchers would return in mid or late September.
Buehler, who underwent elbow ligament joint surgery (Tommy John surgery) last year, made his first rehabilitation appearance in the minor league Triple A on the 4th, throwing 24 balls and recording a perfect pitch with 2 strikeouts in 2 innings.
Buehler will make his second rehabilitation appearance on the 9th. He plans to participate in at least two more rehabilitation games before returning to the big leagues.