Los Angeles Dodgers Player News: All Positions

News: Muncy went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Friday's 8-3 win over Atlanta.
Impact: His seventh-inning blast off Sean Newcomb put his team in the lead for good. In addition to his .258/.368/.523 slash line, Muncy now has 30 homers on the year -- making him the first Dodger to reach that plateau in back-to-back seasons since Shawn Green in 2001-02.
News: Urias gave up a hit and walk over three scoreless innings of relief while striking out one Friday to record his fourth save of the season in an 8-3 win over Atlanta.
Impact: Only one of the southpaw's four saves have been of the traditional one-inning variety. Urias had been tagged for runs in four straight appearances coming into Friday, but he still sports a respectable 2.76 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 14:7 K:BB through 16.1 innings since the All-Star break as he adapts to a high-leverage, long-relief role for the Dodgers.
News: Maeda didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 8-3 win over Atlanta, allowing three runs on five hits and four walks over 4.2 innings while striking out nine.
Impact: It was another inefficient performance for Maeda, who's completed five innings only twice in eight outings since the All-Star break. The right-hander will take a 4.18 ERA and 137:43 K:BB through 127 innings into his next start Thursday, at home against the Blue Jays.
News: Hernandez (hand) is expected to be activated from the injured list by the middle of next week, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: Hernandez is on track to begin a rehab assignment sometime over the weekend, and skipper Dave Roberts is hopeful the 27-year-old will be back within a week. Hernandez has been sidelined since July 29 due to a sprained left hand.
News: Manager Dave Roberts is optimistic that Taylor (forearm) will be cleared to return by the middle of next week, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: Taylor left the yard in his first rehab appearance Thursday with High-A Rancho Cucamonga, and the Dodgers expect both Taylor and Enrique Hernandez (hand) back sometime next week, assuming everything goes according to plan. He's been on the injured list since July 15 with a fractured left forearm.
News: Manager Dave Roberts said May will not start Sunday against the Braves but will be available out of the bullpen, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
Impact: Roberts said that May will pitch Sunday even though he will not receive the start as the team hopes to limit his workload down the stretch. In three starts for the Dodgers, May carries an ERA of 2.65 with a 15:2 K:BB over 17 innings pitched. The starter for Sunday's game has not yet been determined.
News: Chargois was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday.
Impact: The 28-year-old returns to the minors after giving up three earned runs in 1.1 innings pitched Thursday against the Marlins. Right-hander Josh Sborz was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City in a corresponding move.
News: Sborz was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday.
Impact: The right-hander will return to the major-league bullpen after JT Chargois was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City in a corresponding move. In two appearances at the big-league level, Sborz allowed six earned runs off six hits and two walks over three innings. He likely doesn't hold much fantasy value outside deeper leagues as a middle reliever in a strong Dodgers bullpen.
News: Pollock is not in Friday's lineup against the Braves.
Impact: Pollock heads to the bench for what appears to be a routine day off. Cody Bellinger is starting in center field, batting fourth, with Edwin Rios starting at first base, batting sixth.
News: Taylor (forearm) went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in a rehab appearance with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday.
Impact: Taylor took the field for the first time since landing on the injured list with a fractured forearm July 15. He started at shortstop and played five innings, beating out an infield single in his first at-bat and launching a two-run homer in the second. He will make his second start for the Quakes on Friday and could be ready to return to the Dodgers in a matter of days.