30 minutes ago the Dodgers announced they are placing outfielder Trayce Thompson on the 15-day disabled list (lower back irritation). This is a bad break for Thompson – and the Dodgers – as Thompson had a hot start, which featured leaping catches in center field and home run power at the plate.
However, Thompson’s bat had cooled considerably in the weeks before the All-Star break. He had only 5 hits in his last 35 at bats. Before that cool down, Thompson was making a case for remaining with the club when Andre Ethier returned. Unfortunately, Ethier just had bone scans which showed his leg will require more healing time, so the Dodgers will be without the services of both for the near future.
Walters has been with the OKC Dodgers, and since June 1, he’s put up a line of .349/.374/.610. He’s appeared at four infield and two outfield positions.