Derek Law is headed back to Sacramento after serving as the Dodgers’ chew toy in the first game of Saturday’s double-header (and scoring a run!). Roberto Gomez was sent down as well, after also serving as the Dodgers’ chew toy in the same game. D.J. Snelten is staying, for now, after a successful debut in Saturday night’s win.
But the most distressing news is that Joe Panik, who went on the disabled list after spraining his thumb in Friday’s game, will likely be out for a while. He faces the possibility of surgery, so he will be seeking a second opinion. This is unlikely to result in good news.
According to my info, Joe Panik is looking at 6-8 weeks. Mike Trout made it back in 4. Regardless, a tough blow.— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) April 29, 2018
Yasiel Puig (the other player involved in the tag that sprained Panik’s thumb) left early in the first game of Saturday’s double-header after slamming into the wall on a catch and fouling a ball off of his ankle. He missed the second game and will miss Sunday’s as well.