Dodgers fans, the time has finally come. It has been nearly a year since we last saw Corey Seager take the field, but that will finally come to an end. Dave Roberts announced to reporters on Monday that Seager would play in a Spring Training game on Wednesday evening at Sloan Park against the Cubs.
Dave Roberts said Corey Seager will play in #Dodgers Cactus League game in Mesa v Cubs Wednesday. 7 innings
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) March 18, 2019
This news comes just days after Roberts also announced that Walker Buehler would also see his first action of Spring this week. Roberts had also additionally announced over the weekend that Corey Seager “absolutely” would be in the lineup on Opening Day.
Seager progressed slowly but surely from Tommy John surgery that ended his season last April. He started taking groundballs at short and then moved to hitting in batting practice. From there, he was promoted to live hitting and has been taking groundballs at short in some backfield games.
Seager was a vital part of the Dodgers success in 2016 and 2017, combining for 48 homeruns on a 302 batting average in those two years. He put up an OPS+ of 134 and 126 in those years to go along with a combined 11.5 WAR. His return to the lineup is sure to give the team some life heading into the season just a few months removed from yet another World Series loss.
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