- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 212 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/15/1996 (23)
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Alex Verdugo (oblique) is unlikely to return at any point in the postseason, according to manager Dave Roberts. Verdugo hasn't played an MLB game since Aug. 4, so even if he were to be close to ready if the Dodgers advance to the World Series, he may not be an option for a stacked Dodgers club. The talented 23-year-old hit a very respectable .294/.342/.475 with 12 home runs, 43 runs, 44 RBI and four steals in 343 at-bats in his first full major league season. Even without Verdugo, Los Angeles is one of the favorites to win the whole thing. Just goes to show you how loaded they are all around.
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Alex Verdugo (oblique) encountered a setback during his rehab assignment with short-season Ogden. Verdugo's last MLB appearance came on August 6. The sweet-swinging rookie was enjoying a productive campaign before the ailment, but the Dodgers' depth allows them to be patient with the 23-year-old. He may return before the end of the regular season, but even if he does, there is a very crowded outfield situation. He's someone with sizable long-term fantasy value but offers little to managers in redraft leagues for the rest of the year.
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that corner infielder David Freese (hamstring) will come off the injured list on Sunday, Sept. 1. Outfielder Alex Verdugo (oblique) is still dealing with soreness and won't be activated the first week of September. Freese will return to a bench role for the final month. He doesn't have much appeal in redraft leagues, but he's useful against lefties when he starts in DFS. Verdugo is hitting a nice .294/.342/.475 with 12 home runs, 43 runs, 44 RBI and four steals on the season. The Dodgers won't rush him back, though, as he'll likely be a big part of their postseason push. With time running out, Verdugo will have very little time to help fantasy owners the rest of the way.