Yasmani Grandal and Justin Turner had to be separated by teammates in the Dodgers’ dugout Thursday when the two became engaged in a heated argument between the top and bottom of the seventh inning.
CHICAGO — The Dodgers will place left-hander Alex Wood on the disabled list and recall Julio Urias from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Urias, 19, the consensus top pitching prospect in baseball, is expected to make his second major league start this weekend at home against the Atlanta Braves.
Update (6 p.m.): Wood has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with left posterior elbow soreness. Urias is en route to Chicago, where he will join the Dodgers tonight.
First baseman Adrian Gonzalez was removed five innings in to the Dodgers’ game against the Angels with tightness in his lower back.
Gonzalez, 34, struck out in his final at-bat against Matt Shoemaker before he was replaced in the batting order by Justin Turner. Howie Kendrick shifted from third base to first and Turner took over at third for the final four innings.
Gonzalez is the only player who has appeared in all 39 games this season for the Dodgers.
Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw has 10 strikeouts through eight innings tonight against the New York Mets, marking his fifth straight game with double-digit strikeouts — a new team record.
The major league record for consecutive games with 10 or more strikeouts is eight.
Nicolino, 24, made four starts at Triple-A this year. This will be his 2016 debut. In 12 games last year Nicolino went 5-4 with a 4.01 earned-run average, including a June 26 start at Dodger Stadium in which Nicolino allowed five runs in four innings.