Chris Hatcher might not pitch again this season because of a Grade 3 strain of his left oblique muscle.
“It seems unlikely for his return,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.
Hatcher, who also missed time last year with a strained oblique muscle, was placed on the 60-day disabled list July 20. He is 5-4 with a 5.53 earned-run average in 37 appearances this season.
Roberts also said Sunday that left-hander Alex Wood and right-hander Frankie Montas are targeting September returns as relievers. Both have pitched as starters in the past, but are running out of time.
Wood only recently had the stitches removed from his left elbow following arthroscopic surgery July 20.
Montas had a setback in his recovery from right rib resection surgery in June and hasn’t pitched since.