Saturday, December 3, 2022

Dodgers activate Cody Bellinger

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers activated outfielder Cody Bellinger from the 10-day injured list and optioned infielder Andy Burns to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Bellinger, 25, returns after missing seven games on the injured list with left hamstring tightness. On the season, the outfielder has missed 53 games and has had two stints on the injured list. He has appeared in 16 games, batting .226 (14-for-62) with one double, one homer and 10 RBI. The 2019 National League MVP has been with the Dodgers five seasons, batting a combined .272 with 99 doubles, 124 homers and 328 RBI. The 2017 National League Rookie of the Year was originally drafted by the Dodgers in the fourth round of the 2013 First Year Player Draft out of Hamilton High School.

Burns, 30, made eight appearances for the Dodgers, batting .273 (3-for-11) with three walks and two runs scored. He recorded his first Major League hit in his Dodger debut on June 12 against the Rangers. In his minor league career, he has hit a combined .268 (754-for-2811) with 79 homers and 366 RBI across eight seasons. He was originally drafted by the Blue Jays in the 11th round of the 2011 First Year Player Draft out of the University of Arizona.

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