Dodgers place Wood, Bellinger on DL

Dodgers place Wood, Bellinger on DL

PITTSBURGH -- The Dodgers placed starting pitcher Alex Wood on the 10-day disabled list with inflammation of the sternoclavicular joint (where the collarbone meets the sternum) and rookie sensation Cody Bellinger with a mild right ankle sprain on Tuesday.

Los Angeles recalled Tuesday night's starting pitcher Brock Stewart and reliever Josh Ravin from Triple-A Oklahoma City as the corresponding moves.

Wood said he's optimistic he will be back in 11 days when the Dodgers are in San Diego. He missed 11 games from May 29-June 10 with the same injury.

"It's milder compared to when I originally did it," Wood said. "If we were three games up, you might try to fight through it. But we want to get it to calm down so I'm good for the last three weeks and into October. I just feel it's affecting me mechanically, whether it's consciously or subconsciously and my body is trying to adjust."

Wood freezes Rodriguez

Wood (14-1 with a 2.41 ERA) allowed three solo home runs over six innings in a no-decision Monday night against the Pirates.

"Alex came to us and said it was the prudent thing to do," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. "When he comes back, I don't know. He'll probably get a cortisone shot in there to nip the pain and get on a throwing program again and calm it down and get back."

Bellinger sustained the injury while making a running catch in right field in Detroit on Saturday.

"It's the luxury of having a 19-game lead," Bellinger said. "I could play right now, I told them that, but with the depth of this lineup, 50 percent of me isn't as good as 100 percent of somebody else. We've won two in a row and I haven't been in the lineup. And I still haven't run yet."

Bellinger headed to DL

Roberts added that Brandon McCarthy (finger blister) is close to beginning a rehab assignment, but Scott Kazmir (lack of velocity) is still throwing simulated games in Arizona with no rehab assignment planned.

Fantasy spin | Fred Zinkie
Wood (2.41 ERA, 1.01 WHIP) and Bellinger (34 homers, 79 RBIs) have been top-flight fantasy assets to this point in the season, so both will be sorely missed while they are out. But with neither player expected to miss a substantial amount of time, they should be stashed in all leagues. Wood owners can check waivers for a replacement such as Luis Castillo, Luke Weaver or Patrick Corbin, while Bellinger owners can take a look at Byron Buxton, Rhys Hoskins and Keon Broxton.

Zinkie on Wood's injury

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers since 1989, and for since 2001. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.