You never want to hear that your top prospect, and your opening day shortstop, is dealing with a pretty serious injury. In the case of the Los Angeles Dodgers, that was almost the news that they got with youngster Corey Seager. The good news, though, is that he is “progressing well”, according to manager Dave Roberts.
According to reports, Seager was able to finally take the field for a light workout alongside his teammates on Sunday. That’s the first step towards Seager being able to get back out there on the field and being a productive member of the team. Without him, there’s a major hole at one of the game’s most important positions.
Seager ran, completed some agility drills, took batting practice and threw. The initial diagnosis was one to two weeks off after he injured himself. Manager Dave Roberts remains confident Seager will be ready for opening day.
So long as Corey Seager is ready for opening day, then all of this is fine. It’s fantastic to hear that he is back out on the field and able to at least workout with the team in some capacity. You never want to hear that one of the team’s star players is sidelined for an extended period of time, and it looks like Seager is doing fine on the road to recovery.
How fine? Well, just listen to manager Dave Roberts:
“He’s progressing well,” Roberts said. “So I’m pretty optimistic about him.”
That’s fantastic news. With opening day just two weeks away, there’s no time to lose on the injury front. The Dodgers have already had to deal with a slew of injuries to key pitchers. Adding Seager to the list would have been one of the worst blows imaginable. As Roberts put it, the team is “optimistic.” Let’s hope it stays that way.