Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said following last night’s game that infielder Brian Dozier will be sent for further testing after he took an EKG test which revealed “abnormalities.”
Dozier had the EKG after leaving the game against the Giants due to dizziness. This comes days after the Dodgers lost closer Kenley Jansen to the disabled list due to an irregular heartbeat.
Dozier has provided the Dodgers a nice offensive and defensive boost since coming over in a trade from the Twins, hitting .282/.429/.590 with three homers and 11 RBI in 12 games with Los Angeles.
The lineups for the Red Sox-Yankees game for this evening were just released and, lo and behold, Aaron Judge is back in it for the Yankees. He’ll be batting second and playing right field.
Judge was activated four days ago but had been limited to defense and base running. As of yesterday signs pointed to him not hitting today, but he took swings in a simulated game for the second straight day today — taking advantage of the previously-scheduled day game being moved to this evening — and things must’ve gone well.
Judge has been out since late July due to a fractured wrist suffered when he was hit by a fastball from Royals pitcher Jakob Junis. He has taken longer than expected to recover from the injury and the Yankees have felt his absence as he was hitting .285/.398/.548 with 26 home runs and 61 RBI in 447 plate appearances when he went down and no one has, obviously, been able to replace his production.
Now he’s back to help the Yankees fend off the A’s for the top Wild Card spot.