Although Phillips isn't starting, he is apparently feeling healthy enough to hit if needed. Jace Peterson is at second base for the game, while Phillips remains hopeful to return Saturday.
Forsythe has been partaking in baseball activities since Tuesday and is making progress from an injury that has kept him out since April 18. The Dodgers have an off day Thursday followed by a weekend series against the Padres; Forsythe's return will most likely fall during that three-game set.
Pederson was placed on the disabled list last week after feeling groin tightness after a groundout. This may be one of those cases where a player would have simply rested for a few days back when the disabled list required a 15-day stint. Friday is the first day Pederson would be eligible to return, so it's sounding like this injury is very minor.
Both Gutierrez and Pederson are targeting returns in the first week of May. Bellinger is just 1-for-10 at the big league level, but the concern is more about the 21-year-old getting regular playing time. He has just 20 games of experience at the Triple-A level, and once the Dodgers are healthy, they'll send him back down for the valuable experience.
Renfroe will get the day off, his first of the young season. The power has been there for Renfroe, who has five homers and three RBI through 24 games, but he has also struck out 24 times, leaving him with a lackluster .239/.255/.435 batting line. Growing pains are to be expected, but Renfroe needs to find a way to make more contact to maximize his fantastic raw power.
Posey has played in nine straight games since coming off the DL, so it appears this is just a regular rest day for the star backstop. He should be back in the lineup for the second game of the series Saturday. Through 56 at-bats this season, Posey is sporting a healthy triple slash of .357/.446/.446.
After starting each of the last 13 games, Nunez will head to the bench as Brandon Belt mans left field while Conor Gillaspie slots in at third base. Nunez has just one hit in just last 19 at-bats, so he'll hope to get things back on track after what appears to be a regular day off.
With the Diamondbacks sending southpaw Robbie Ray to the mound, Wolters will head to the bench in favor of Dustin Garneau. The 24-year-old is sporting solid numbers in his platoon role, slashing .370/.420/.478 on the year.
He was slashing .237/.341/.342 with zero home runs and one steal (on three attempts) in 38 at-bats before landing on the DL with mild rotator cuff tendinitis. Torres remains one of the top prospects in the game, and has an outside shot of forcing his way to the majors before September, but he will need to heat up in a hurry to accomplish that lofty feat.
It seemed like Manaea might be able to rejoin the rotation in the coming days, but it now looks like a DL stint could be in the cards. Assuming Manaea is unable to make Tuesday's start against the Twins, Sonny Gray will likely take the ball, with Kendall Graveman starting Wednesday.