Chris Taylor X-Ray Reads Fractured Forearm, Beaty Recalled

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In the eleventh inning of Sunday night’s 7-4 extra-inning victory over the Red Sox at Fenway Park, Chris Taylor, the Dodgers’ utility specialist and lead-off hitter that night, was struck in the left wrist by a pitch that has landed him on the 10-Day IL.

The pitch was a 92.4 MPH four-seam fastball from Red Sox reliever, Heath Hembree. When the ball impacted Taylor around his wrist, he almost immediately reached for the impacted wrist, as the training staff ran onto the field to meet him. Taylor was replaced in the top half of the 12th inning by Austin Barnes, after playing defense in the 11th.

In a corresponding move to placing Chris Taylor on the IL, the Dodgers have recalled Matt Beaty from AAA Oklahoma City. Beaty currently sports a .278 average in the Major Leagues over 108 at-bats this season.

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