Los Angeles Dodgers place Cody Bellinger on 10-day IL with calf injury

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Los Angeles Dodgersplaced former National League MVPCody Bellingeron the 10-day injured list Friday with a bruised left calf.

Bellinger has missed the Dodgers' past two games with the injury, which occurred when he was spiked by Oakland Athletics relieverReymin Guduan on Monday while beating out an infield single in the ninth inning of Los Angeles' 10-3 win.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said they had not seen "significant" improvement in Bellinger's leg since the injury, but the outfielder was already jogging and moving.

"All the tests say it'll be a short-term missing of time rather than a long-term, which is great news all around," Roberts said.

Bellinger is hitting .211 with two RBIs in four games this season.He is eligible to return April 16, when the Dodgers open a series in San Diego.

Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts (back stiffness) also was out of the lineup for Friday's home opener against the Washington Nationals.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.