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Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers has Hairline Fracture in Fibula

Introduction

On Friday, April 16th, 2021 the current manager of the defending World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers, Dave Roberts, spoke publicly regarding the status of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ superstar veteran outfielder / first baseman, Cody Bellinger. Bellinger has been out of the Dodger line – up since Monday, April 5th, 2021 due to what was originally diagnosed by doctors as a bruised calf, but upon further reviews of a recent scan it was apparent to the medical professionals that were assessing Cody’s lower body injury to his left leg that there was a hairline fracture in his left fibula.

This injury that Bellinger suffered occurred on Monday, April 5th, 2021 when the Oakland Athletics’ relief pitcher, Reymin Guduan, stepped on Cody’s left leg as the two of them raced to first base in the 9th inning of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ subsequent 10 to 3 win over the obviously outmatched Oakland Athletics. Bellinger ended up limping off of the ball field, but his initial tests did not reveal any structural damage to Cody’s lower body.

Manager of Los Angeles Dodgers Addresses Media

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ skipper, Dave Roberts, explained that the new development, "Hasn't really changed the course of his timetable," but Roberts did not want to speculate on Bellinger’s possible return date to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ line – up. I can say comfortably that it's not a day-to-day thing," Dave expressed to members of the sports media journalists prior to the first game of a weekend long series against the National League West divisional rivals in the San Diego Padres.

"We can kind of just put it on the backburner, let Cody do his rehab and join us hopefully soon." The sequence of Cody’s rehabilitation that includes hitting and throwing will not change won't due to the discovery of the hairline fracture to Bellinger’s fibula, and Roberts goes on to say, "He's just rehabbing daily and doing everything he can to join us as soon as possible."

Cody Bellinger’s Baseball Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards

  • 2 Time MLB All – Star Selection (2017, 2019)
  • World Series Champion (2020)
  • All – MLB First Team (2019)
  • National League MVP (2019)
  • National League Rookie of the Year (2017)
  • NLCS MVP (2018)
  • Gold Glove Award (2019)
  • Silver Slugger Award (2019)
  • Hit for the Cycle (July 15, 2017)

Odds to Win the MLB 2021 World Series

According to Intertops sportsbook below are the odds to win the MLB 2021 World Series as of Tuesday, April 20th, 2021. Currently the Los Angeles Dodgers have the highest odds to win it all for this exciting 162 game regular season of Major League Baseball in addition to the 2021 MLB playoffs.

This has to be the best odds to win a World Series the Los Angeles Dodgers have seen at the beginning of a Major League Baseball regular season in quite a long time. The Los Angeles Dodgers are counting on Bellinger helping them win baseball games especially down the stretch of the 2021 MLB regular season as well as in to the 2021 Major League Baseball postseason come this fall.

Current MLB Standings as of Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

American League East

Boston Red Sox 11 – 6 0 Games Behind

Tampa Bay Rays 9 – 8 2 Games Behind

Toronto Blue Jays 7 – 9 3.5 Games Behind

Baltimore Orioles 7 – 9 3.5 Games Behind

New York Yankees 5 – 10 5 Games Behind

American League Central

Kansas City Royals 9 – 6 0 Games Behind

Cleveland Indians 8 – 7 1 Game Behind

Chicago White Sox 6 – 8 2 Games Behind

Minnesota Twins 6 – 8 2.5 Games Behind

Detroit Tigers 6 – 10 3.5 Games Behind

American League West

Seattle Mariners 11 – 6 0 Games Behind

Los Angeles Angels 8 – 6 1.5 Games Behind

Oakland A’s 9 – 7 1.5 Games Behind

Texas Rangers 8 – 9 3 Games Behind

Houston Astros 7 – 8 3 Games Behind

National League East

New York Mets 7 – 4 0 Games Behind

Philadelphia Phillies 8 – 8 1.5 Games Behind

Miami Marlins 7 – 8 2 Games Behind

Atlanta Braves 7 – 9 2.5 Games Behind

Washington Nationals 5 – 9 3.5 Games Behind

National League Central

Cincinnati Reds 9 – 6 0 Games Behind

Milwaukee Brewers 9 – 7 0.5 Games Behind

St. Louis Cardinals 8 – 8 1.5 Games Behind

Pittsburgh Pirates 7 – 9 2.5 Games Behind

Chicago Cubs 6 – 9 3 Games Behind

National League West

Los Angeles Dodgers 13 – 4 0 Games Behind

San Francisco Giants 10 – 6 2.5 Games Behind

San Diego Padres 10 – 8 3.5 Games Behind

Arizona Diamondbacks 6 – 10 6.5 Games Behind

Colorado Rockies 4 – 12 8.5 Games Behind

Sources:

“Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger has hairline fracture in left fibula”, Alden Gonzalez, espn.com, April 16, 2021.

“Cody Bellinger”, baseball-reference.com, April 20, 2021.

“MLB Scoreboard”, espn.com, April 20, 2021.

“MLB Standings 2021”, espn.com, April 20, 2021.

“United States, MLB Futures, MLB 2021 World Series: To Win Outright”, intertops.eu, April 20, 2021.


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