Dodgers place OF Trayce Thompson (oblique strain) on IL

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Trayce Thompson, injured during a swing check on Saturday night, was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique sprain on Sunday

Thompson left the game after walking in the seventh inning of a 6-3 home loss to the New York Yankees. He was a pinch hitter and couldn’t stay in the game as a defensive backup.

In a corresponding move on Sunday, the Dodgers promoted outfielder Jonny Deluca, 24, to the major leagues for the first time in his career

Thompson, 32, had recently come off an 0-for-39 slump with a 3-for-3 game, including a home run, two RBIs and a walk, on May 28 in an 11-10 loss at Tampa Bay . For the season, the outfielder is hitting .155 with five home runs, 14 RBIs, .310 on-base percentage and .366 hitting percentage in 36 games.

Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts said the timing of Thompson’s injury was frustrating

“I feel for him,” Roberts said. “He took a good batting right there and I was looking forward to him playing Wednesday in Cincinnati. Now we have to reevaluate, but I’m sure he’s really disappointed.”

Deluca was hitting .315 with three doubles, a triple, four home runs and 19 RBIs in 17 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City. He started the season with the Dodgers‘ Double-A affiliate, Tulsa, and hit .279 with 10 homers and 18 RBIs

THE Dodgers selected Thousand Oaks, Calif., native Deluca from the University of Oregon in the 25th round of the 2019 MLB Entry Draft

Thompson played seven MLB seasons with the Chicago White Sox (2015, 2018), Dodgers (2016-17, 2022-23), Oakland Athletics (2018), Chicago Cubs (2021) and San Diego Padres (2022). For his career, he hits .216 with 44 homers and 123 RBI in 333 games

–Field-Level Media

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