The Los Angeles Dodgers have lost an important piece of their arsenal, as utility man Chris Taylor was placed on the injured list with a fractured left forearm suffered late in Sunday's game, the team announced on Monday.
No timetable for his return was announced, but Taylor said Monday that the general recovery time for his injury - a non-displaced fracture - is four-to-six weeks, according to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register.
Taylor was hit in the wrist area by a pitch from Boston Red Sox reliever Heath Hembree during his 11th-inning at-bat. He initially remained in the game despite being in noticeable pain and even played defense in the bottom of the inning, but was removed for a pinch hitter in the top of the 12th.
Initial tests conducted at Fenway Park - originally described as an X-ray - came back negative, manager Dave Roberts said after Sunday's game, according to The Athletic's Pedro Moura. A follow-up X-ray on Monday in Philadelphia revealed the fracture.
The 28-year-old has continued to be a versatile piece for the Dodgers, starting games at four different positions this season. He's hitting .261/.334/.452 with eight homers, 41 RBIs, and seven steals over 298 plate appearances.
Outfielder Matt Beaty was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move.