Dodgers’ Chris Taylor has ‘a small fracture’ in his left foot – Orange County Register

LOS ANGELES — A CT scan of Chris Taylor’s left foot on Tuesday revealed a fracture and he will likely be placed on the injured list.

Taylor suffered the injury when he fouled a ball off his foot in Saturday’s game against the San Diego Padres. He sat out play on Sunday but started Monday against the Colorado Rockies and lasted six innings before leaving the game.

Taylor described it as “a small fracture” and said he was surprised by the result of the scan because he didn’t feel much pain.

“Obviously not what I was hoping for,” he said on SportsNet LA. “Definitely a surprise to me, but it showed a small fracture there and it will take a little longer than originally expected.”

It is not yet known how long Taylor will be sidelined.

“We really haven’t even gotten to the point where we’ve discussed a time frame,” Taylor said. “Right now we’re taking it step by step and I don’t think we’ve set an exact date for a possible return.”

Taylor’s injury should continue to open up playing time for Trayce Thompson and Jake Lamb outfield.

Meanwhile, Craig Kimbrel got closer to a CT scan of his back and shoulder blade area. Kimbrel was hit by a line drive in the ninth inning of Sunday’s game.

“The X-ray showed nothing. But we want to see if there’s anything that could potentially show up on the CT scan,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.

“He felt good yesterday in the tag game. But not everything can be detected with the X-ray image. So for us to tick every box, make sure nothing shows up on a scan just to make sure we’re clear and clear.”

The results of the CT scan have not yet been released by the Dodgers. Kimbrel was at the stadium Tuesday before game time and briefly played catch in outfield.

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