Los Angeles Dodgersinfielder Max Muncy has been nursing a left hamstring strain for a few weeks now.
However, it got worse in recent days and was initially diagnosed as a Grade 2 strain.
That s what manager Dave Roberts had said, at least, to reporters.
However, the player himself clarified his status.
Max Muncy clarifies it s not a Grade 2 hamstring strain, which is what Dave Roberts told us it was yesterday, Dodgers insider Fabian Ardaya tweeted.
Max Muncy clarifies it s not a Grade 2 hamstring strain, which is what Dave Roberts told us it was yesterday. June 15, 2023
There is a sizable difference: a Grade 2 strain would mean that the player would miss at least six weeks, perhaps more.
Some players recover in one month, others take two to fully shake off the injury.
However, since it s a milder strain, Muncy could be back much sooner.
In fact, Roberts said that he hopes to have the slugger back at some point on the weekend, which would be a best-case scenario.
Muncy has been a reliable source of power for the Dodgers even though he isn t even hitting .200.
He has 18 home runs, 45 RBI, and a .797 OPS so far in the 2023 campaign.
That comes with a .191 average, which makes for one of the most unique stat lines you will see at the MLB level.
Muncy is actually on an 0-for-15 skid in his last four games, so perhaps a couple of days off to rest that troublesome hamstring is what he needs to get out of his funk at the plate.
The Dodgers need him healthy and producing to keep up with the younger, exciting Arizona Diamondbacks.