Dodgers’ Dozier set for tests after abnormal EKG

Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Brian Dozier will undergo further testing after an EKG test conducted late Monday night revealed “abnormalities.”

“That’s the extent of it right now,” manager Dave Roberts told reporters.

Dozier left Los Angeles’ 5-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Monday in the ninth inning due to dizziness. The news on the second baseman comes days after closer Kenley Jansen was placed on the disabled list. He was briefly hospitalized in Denver due to an irregular heartbeat.

Jansen told reporters Monday he might need a second heart surgery in the offseason.

Dozier, 31, was acquired by the Dodgers from the Minnesota Twins at the July 31 trade deadline. He has hit .282 with three home runs and 11 RBIs in 12 games since being dealt.

The Dodgers were dealt another blow over the weekend, announcing Monday that fellow trade deadline acquisition John Axford has a small fracture in his right fibula after getting hit by a comebacker Sunday at Colorado. Axford, who could miss up to three weeks, is expected to be placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday.

The 35-year-old Axford, a right-handed reliever, has allowed six runs in 3 1/3 innings with the Dodgers since being acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays.

–Field Level Media

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