Los Angeles Dodgers

Cody Bellinger leaves game after taking 95 mph fastball off right knee


Cody Bellinger left Monday's game after taking a fastball to his knee.


The Los Angeles Dodgers slugger left Monday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds after a 95 mph Luis Castillo fastball drifted inside and hit him squarely on his right knee in the bottom of the third inning.


Bellinger took first base and attempted to stay in the game, but was replaced in right field by Alex Verdugo in the fourth inning.


Dodger manager Dave Roberts told reporters after the game that X-Rays on Bellinger’s knee came back negative and that he’s unsure about his status for Tuesday.


Bellinger entered the night as the National League leader in batting average, home runs and RBI.


Entering Monday, Bellinger was was posting a .424/.500/.909 slash line with 9 home runs and 22 RBI in 17 games.






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