MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cody Bellinger, the 2019 NL MVP whose creation has tumbled off decisively since, was sidelined by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday.
Dodgers chief Dave Roberts said Bellinger could pass on the last three rounds of the group’s series at Milwaukee.
“I simply needed to provide him with a smidgen of a reset,” Dodgers chief Dave Roberts said. “He’s been crushing a great deal.”
Bellinger is batting .206 with 15 homers and 50 RBIs. He began in focus field Monday night against the Brewers, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, and has two hits in his last 19 at-bats.
Chris Taylor moved from passed on field to place for Tuesday’s down, with Joey Gallo joining the arrangement in left.
Roberts is confident Bellinger can deal with his battles so as to help the Dodgers in September and then some. Los Angeles has the best record in the majors.
“He’s a person we’re relying on,” Roberts said.
Bellinger won the NL Rookie of the Year praises in 2017 and after two years was the MVP, batting .305 with 47 homers and 115 RBIs.
He batted .239 with 12 homers in the pandemic-abbreviated 2020 season, then plunged to .165 with 10 homers in 95 games a year ago.
“There aren’t that many individuals in this game that had that fast rising,” Roberts said. “Thus, presently managing a few misfortune over the last more than two years, it’s difficult. I simply believe he should realize that we are supporting him.”
Roberts didn’t preclude involving Bellinger in a detachment circumstance in the event that he doesn’t track down his stroke.
“Sooner or later, I will put the folks out there that allow us the best opportunity to win,” he said.