Corey Seager’s absence in the 2018 season left a huge gaping hole at the shortstop position. With guys such as Chris Taylor and Kiké Hernandez filling that role temporarily, it wasn’t quite enough to help the Dodgers in the long run. The Dodgers made a huge splash before the deadline in acquiring Manny Machado before the trade deadline.

No baseball player ever wants to face the unfortunate season ending injuries. In this case, Corey Seager and many others have dealt with season-ending Tommy John surgeries. As we’ve seen, there is a good possibility of players coming back stronger than ever following Tommy John Surgery. For example, Nathan Eovaldi, who has overcome a pair of  Tommy John surgery procedures in his career.

With the Winter Meetings in full swing, teams from around the league have gathered to Las Vegas. Andrew Friedman answered questions and also gave us a few updates on Dodgers’ players, including Corey Seager.

Corey Seager is eager to get back on the field, and has already started working towards the 2019 season. Friedman notes Seager is “to the point to switch gears from rehabbing to training”.

Corey Seager is coming off back-to-back All- Star seasons in ’16 and ’17. He was on pace to have yet another fantastic season, before season ending Tommy John surgery. By the looks of it, it’s sounding like Seager is on the right track back to a healthy shortstop.

Winter Meetings in Review: Monday