Dodgers place INF Forsythe (shoulder) on DL

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Logan Forsythe was placed on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, the team announced Sunday.

Forsythe, who was playing third base, departed Saturday’s loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks at the top of the sixth inning when he felt soreness while making warm-up throws to first base.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that Forsythe has been battling soreness issues for six weeks.

“There is inflammation in the shoulder — not severe, which is good,” Roberts said in his Sunday pregame session with reporters. “To say that he’ll be ready when his 10 days are up is feasible. It was something where there was fatigue and inflammation in there but no structural damage.”

Forsythe is typically a second baseman but has been playing third due to an injury to star Justin Turner (broken wrist). He is batting just .174 in 46 at-bats.

Los Angeles recalled infielder Breyvic Valera from Triple-A Oklahoma City to fill the roster spot. Valera, 26, was 1-for-10 in five games with the St. Louis Cardinals last season and was dealt to the Dodgers earlier this month.

–Field Level Media

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