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Los Angeles Dodgers’ Edwin Rios Lost for Season Due to Shoulder Surgery

Introduction

On Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 the defensing MLB World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers have announced that their back-up third baseman, back-up first baseman, pinch hitter, and young utility player in Edwin Rios will have to miss the remainder of the 2021 Major League Baseball season due to a surgical procedure of his right shoulder. Rios suffered a partially torn labrum in his right shoulder recently, and Edwin will be just another piece of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ major league roster lost to injury.

Rios is currently scheduled to have his right shoulder operated on next week, and he will hopefully fully recover for the beginning of the 2022 MLB season. Rios got off to a rough start to his 2021 MLB season with the Los Angeles Dodgers as he is batting .078 with only one home run over the course of the 25 games that he has appeared in so far this year. He is clearly struggling to make solid contact with barrel of bat on the baseball along with the majority of big leaguers.

The 27-year-old Puerto Rican former top MLB prospect of the Los Angeles Dodgers made his major league debut during the 2019 MLB season. Rios appeared in a total of 7 playoff games last year in addition to hitting 2 incredibly huge home runs for the LA Dodgers throughout the National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves last fall. His bat and glove will unfortunately be sorely missed off the bench for the Los Angeles Dodgers for the rest of the 2021 MLB season.

Other Los Angeles Dodgers out with Injuries Right Now

Dustin May is a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ starting pitching rotation that was lost for the season in order to correct his pitching arm. May had Tommy John surgery on his right arm on Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 which will keep him out of game action until at least the summer of the 2022 Major League Baseball season.

The Dodgers have been without the 2019 National League MVP outfielder in Cody Bellinger due to a hairline fracture in his leg since the first series of the 2021 Major League Baseball season. There is no timetable for Bellinger’s return to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ starting line – up as of now, but I am sure the LA Dodgers can not wait to see him starting again for their demolished roster early on this season.

Starting pitchers for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tony Gonsolin as well as David Price, are both still slowly returning intentionally from injuries to sustain what was probably the deepest rotation in Major League Baseball prior to the start of the 2021 MLB season. The Los Angeles Dodgers pitching staff is already short-handed at the moment, and they will have to rely on a bullpen game or a spot start which will most likely be necessary on Monday, May 17th, 2021 when they face the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The promising young rookie utility player, Zach McKinstry, is still out with strained right oblique currently, while the Los Angeles Dodgers core right-handed relief pitcher, Corey Knebel, is likely out for a matter of several months with a strained back muscle. The Los Angeles Dodgers’ bullpen is also without the services of Brusdar Graterol who is nursing a forearm injury as well as Scott Alexander who is sidelined short-term with another shoulder injury.

The Los Angeles Dodgers were also forced to shut down their top pitching prospect in Josiah Gray in order to him recovering from a right shoulder impingement. Gray was scratched from his minor league start at the last minute on night of Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 in order to rest for at least a week’s time before he is reevaluated once again by the medical staff of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Rios’ Baseball Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards

  • MLB World Series Champion (2020)

Current MLB Standings as of Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

American League East

Boston Red Sox 22 – 16 0 Games Behind

New York Yankees 20 – 16 1 Games Behind

Toronto Blue Jays 19 – 16 1.5 Games Behind

Tampa Bay Rays 19 – 19 3 Games Behind

Baltimore Orioles 16 – 21 5.5 Games Behind

American League Central

Chicago White Sox 20 – 13 0 Games Behind

Cleveland Indians 20 – 14 0.5 Games Behind

Kansas City Royals 16 – 19 5 Games Behind

Minnesota Twins 12 – 21 8 Games Behind

Detroit Tigers 12 – 24 9.5 Games Behind

American League West

Oakland Athletics 23 – 15 0 Games Behind

Houston Astros 19 – 17 3 Games Behind

Seattle Mariners 18 – 18 4 Games Behind

Texas Rangers 18 – 20 5 Games Behind

Los Angeles Angels 16 – 19 5.5 Games Behind

National League East

New York Mets 18 – 13 0 Games Behind

Philadelphia Phillies 19 – 17 1.5 Games Behind

Atlanta Braves 17 – 19 3.5 Games Behind

Miami Marlins 15 – 20 5 Games Behind

Washington Nationals 13 – 18 5 Games Behind

National League Central

St. Louis Cardinals 22 – 14 0 Games Behind

Milwaukee Brewers 19 – 17 3 Games Behind

Cincinnati Reds 17 – 17 4 Games Behind

Chicago Cubs 17 – 19 5 Games Behind

Pittsburgh Pirates 15 – 21 7 Games Behind

National League West

San Francisco Giants 22 – 14 0 Games Behind

San Diego Padres 21 – 17 2 Games Behind

Los Angeles Dodgers 19 – 17 3 Games Behind

Arizona Diamondbacks 17 – 19 5 Games Behind

Colorado Rockies 13 – 24 9.5 Games Behind

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 Wednesday, May 12th, 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.

Team                                                   Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers                        +350
New York Yankees                            +650
San Diego Padres                               +800
New York Mets                                  +850
Chicago White Sox                             +900
Atlanta Braves                                    +1400
Oakland Athletics                               +1600
Houston Astros                                   +1600
Toronto Blue Jays                               +1800
St Louis Cardinals                              +1800
Boston Red Sox                                  +1800
Milwaukee Brewers                            +2000
Tampa Bay Rays                                +2200
Philadelphia Phillies                           +2800
Minnesota Twins                                +3300
Cincinnati Reds                                  +3300
Cleveland Indians                               +3300
San Francisco Giants                          +3300
Los Angeles Angels                           +4000
Washington Nationals                        +5000
Chicago Cubs                                     +5000
Miami Marlins                                    +5000
Kansas City Royals                            +6600
Seattle Mariners                                 +8000
Texas Rangers                                    +15000
Arizona Diamondbacks                      +20000
Baltimore Orioles                               +20000
Colorado Rockies                               +30000
Pittsburgh Pirates                               +30000
Detroit Tigers                                     +50000

 

Sources:

“Los Angeles Dodgers' Edwin Rios to have season – ending shoulder surgery”, espn.com, May 12, 2021.

“MLB Standings 2021”, espn.com, May 12, 2021.

“United States, MLB Futures, MLB 2021 World Series: To Win Outright”, intertops.eu, May 12, 2021.


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