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NL West Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
11-7 5-5 L1
10-9 6-4 W2
8-8 4-6 W2
7-10 5-5 W1
4-13 3-7 L3

2024 Batting

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Batting Average
HR
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RBI
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OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .246 4 12 .834 0

Top Max Muncy News

  • Dodgers' Max Muncy: Slugs another home run

    Muncy went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Padres.

    Muncy took Yu Darvish deep to right in the fourth to put the Dodgers ahead 3-1 and the offense would be shut out the rest of the way. That's now three home runs in his last four games and he's also managed to not strike out in consecutive games for the first time this year. Strikeouts were not much of a concern for Muncy a season ago, posting an above-average strikeout rate of 20.3 percent, but he's punched out multiple times in 11-of-16 games to begin the year and holds a strikeout rate of 37 percent, as he looks to level out that number as the season progresses.

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  • Dodgers' Max Muncy: Goes deep in loss Friday

    Muncy went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two walks in Friday's extra-innings loss to San Diego.

    Muncy mashed one of four Dodgers homers in the contest, belting a solo shot to right field in the second inning. It was his third long ball of the campaign and second in as many games. Muncy's batting average (.255) has been better so far this season than in recent campaigns, but that may not hold if he continues to strike out at a poor 41.5 percent rate.

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  • Dodgers' Max Muncy: Cranks second homer

    Muncy went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Twins.

    Muncy led off the fourth inning with a 400-foot solo shot off Chris Paddack, tying the game 2-2. It's the second homer of the year for Muncy, who's now batting .250 with a .756 OPS and eight RBI through 14 games this season. The 33-year-old third baseman figures to see plenty of RBI chances while batting behind Freddie Freeman and Shohei Ohtani in the Dodgers' high-powered lineup.

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  • Dodgers' Max Muncy: Drives in two in win

    Muncy went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Saturday's win over the Cubs.

    Muncy doubled to lead off the top of the fourth but was left stranded. However, he got the Dodgers on the board in the next inning with a two-run single, scoring Shohei Ohtani and Teoscar Hernandez. The third baseman was just 2-for-15 at the plate this month coming in, though Saturday did mark his third two-hit game of the season. Muncy has also struck out multiple times in five consecutive games and in all but two games so far during the campaign.

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  • Dodgers' Max Muncy: Not in Sunday's lineup

    Muncy is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

    Muncy has made three starts against left-handed pitchers this season but will take a seat Sunday versus Chicago southpaw Shota Imanaga. Miguel Rojas will man the hot corner and bat ninth.

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  • Dodgers' Max Muncy: Steps out of lineup

    Muncy is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

    Muncy is 6-for-21 with at least one hit in each of the first five games of the season, but he has just one extra-base hit and has struck out 10 times. He'll receive his first day off Sunday with lefty Steven Matz pitching for St. Louis.

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  • Dodgers' Max Muncy: Drills first homer

    Muncy went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.

    Muncy knocked a pinch-hit single in the sixth inning before hammering the go-ahead shot in the eighth. The veteran third baseman has struck out 10 times in six games but still owns an impressive .348/.385/.522 slash line to begin the year. Muncy should continue getting near-daily playing time but will sit occasionally when the Dodgers face a lefty.

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  • Dodgers' Max Muncy: Plays nine innings in exhibition

    Muncy (illness) went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI on Monday in the Dodgers' 5-2 exhibition win over the South Korean national team in Seoul, South Korea.

    In the Dodgers' final tuneup before their regular-season opener Wednesday versus the Padres in Seoul, Muncy played nine innings at third base while slotting in as the No. 5 hitter in what appeared to be manager Dave Roberts' preferred lineup configuration versus right-handed pitching. Muncy had missed some workouts last week in Arizona while battling an illness, but his ability to join the Dodgers for the trip to South Korea and play nine innings Monday sets the stage for him to be included in the lineup for both contests of the season-opening series against the Padres this week.

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  • Dodgers' Max Muncy: Traveling for season-opening series

    Muncy (illness) said Wednesday he will travel with the Dodgers to South Korea for the season-opening series against the Padres next week, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

    The 33-year-old apparently lost 10 pounds while battling a virus for most of the past week, but it appears he'll be back in time for the start of the regular season. Muncy has a week to get his strength back before Opening Day next Wednesday, when he should be locked in at third base for Los Angeles.

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  • Dodgers' Max Muncy: Battling illness

    Muncy is away from the Dodgers' camp Tuesday due to illness, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

    He hasn't been in the team's lineup for a few days, and the illness likely explains why that's the case. The Dodgers have just one more Cactus League game before heading to South Korea to take on the Padres in the first two regular-season contests March 20 and 21, but it's not clear whether Muncy will be ready to play in Wednesday's Cactus League contest versus the Mariners.

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  • Dodgers' Max Muncy: Returns to lineup

    Muncy (hand) is starting at third base and batting fourth for the Dodgers' spring training game against the Cubs on Saturday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Muncy had been held out for the past couple of games after getting hit in the hand by a pitch during Wednesday's contest against Texas. He resumed swinging a bat Friday and was never expected to miss much time. Muncy tied a career high with 36 homers last season and has already hit one out in six at-bats this spring.

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  • Dodgers' Max Muncy: Takes batting practice

    Muncy (hand) took batting practice Friday and is scheduled to return to Cactus League action Saturday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

    Friday marks the first time Muncy has swung a bat since he was struck in the left hand by a pitch during Wednesday's exhibition game against the Rangers. The Dodgers never seemed too concerned about Muncy's availability for the regular season, and it appears he will return to the playing field after just three days of rest. The 33-year-old has logged three hits in six at-bats so far this spring, including a home run.

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  • Dodgers' Max Muncy: X-rays negative

    X-rays on Muncy's left hand came back negative Thursday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

    Muncy was hit in the hand by a pitch during Wednesday's Cactus League game against Texas, but he appears to have escaped with only a bruise. Muncy said the swelling on his hand has already gone down, but he has yet to swing a bat again. It may be a few days before the 33-year-old plays in another spring game, but he shouldn't be at risk of missing Opening Day.

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  • Dodgers' Max Muncy: Dealing with bruised hand

    Muncy was diagnosed with a bruise on his left hand Wednesday, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    The 33-year-old was struck on the left hand by a pitch during Wednesday's Cactus League game versus the Rangers, but it appears he's avoided a serious injury. Muncy is scheduled to undergo an X-ray on Thursday, per Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic, which should provide additional clarity.

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  • Dodgers' Max Muncy: Undergoing X-rays on hand

    Muncy will undergo X-rays on his left hand after being hit by a pitch in Wednesday's Cactus League game versus the Rangers, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

    Muncy was struck by a Cody Bradford offering in the first inning. He initially stayed in the game and played a few frames on defense before being lifted for a pinch hitter in the fourth. The Dodgers should have an update on the third baseman's status later Wednesday or Thursday.

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  • Dodgers' Max Muncy: In better shape entering camp

    Muncy worked on improving his physical conditioning in the offseason, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

    Vassegh notes that both Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and general manager Brandon Gomes have credited Muncy for improving his conditioning over the winter. The offseason conditioning may have been toward the purpose of staying healthier, as Muncy has landed on the injured list at some point each of the past three seasons, with a troublesome hamstring being the culprit last year. Los Angeles signed Muncy to a two-year extension in November, and he's set to be the team's everyday third baseman in 2024.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Midland, TX
Age: 33
School: Baylor
Experience: 7
Bats/Throws: L, R