Max Muncy clarifies his injury status

Max Muncie #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the end of the inning against the Minnesota Twins at Dodger Stadium on May 17, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
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Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Max Muncie has been nursing a left hamstring strain for a few weeks.

However, it worsened in recent days and was initially diagnosed as a Grade 2 strain.

At least that’s what manager Dave Roberts told reporters.

Although the player himself clarified his position.

Dodgers insider Fabian Ardaya tweeted, “Max Muncie has clarified it is not a grade 2 hamstring strain, which is what Dave Roberts told us.”

There’s one big difference: A Grade 2 strain would mean a player would miss at least six weeks, maybe more.

Some players recover in a month, others take two months to fully recover from injury.

However, since it is a mild strain, Muncie can come back very quickly.

In fact, Roberts said he expects the sloth to return at some point over the weekend, which would be the best-case scenario.

Muncie has been a reliable source of power for the Dodgers, even though he’s not hitting .200.

So far in the 2023 campaign, he has 18 home runs, 45 RBI and a .797 OPS.

It comes with a .191 average, which makes for one of the most unique stat lines you’ll see at the MLB level.

Muncie is actually on an 0-for-15 skid in his last four games, so maybe a few days of rest is just what that troublesome hamstring needs to get out of its funk at the plate.

The Dodgers need him to be healthy and productive in order to keep up with the young, exciting Arizona Diamondbacks.

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