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Dodgers: Corey Seager Will Be Held Out of Saturday’s Game



Corey Seager had Dodgers fans holding their breath on Friday when he had to exit the game. In the middle of an inning, Seager called the training staff out and left the field quickly. He was replaced in the lineup by Enrique Hernandez. 

Seager apparently tweaked his back a little bit on a diving play earlier in the game. Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts confirmed that he left the game due to some back discomfort. As of Friday night, he was having tests done and was being listed as day-to-day

With the latest development and tests still pending, Roberts confirmed that Seager can be counted out of Saturday’s lineup. The Dodgers will have to lean on Chris Taylor and Hernandez in his absence if he is required to miss any period of time.

Seager was one of the hottest hitters on the team going into Friday, he had a slash line of .340/.389/.600 with 7 extra-base hits. He had walked 3 times and struck out just 5 times on the season. Seager was also hitting the ball very hard, with an average exit velocity of 95 mph. 

The Dodgers play two more games against San Francisco after winning Friday night. After that, the Padres will be in town for a four-game series. The last series with the Padres, the Dodgers were without another star when Mookie Betts went down with a swollen finger. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. Since Taylor and Kike play ss so well it would have been prudent to DH Seager a few more games. But maybe this has nothing to do with the “leg cramps” he had?

  2. It’s only OK Wayne when we are in first place a few games ahead. Keke is too inconsistent. I would like to see McKinstry given a shot at 2nd base instead of playing Keke there. Hopefully, Lux will get his act together.

  3. Corey is starting to remind me of Tulowitski (a tall muscular shortstop who can’t stay off of the IL). I believe that is why Andrew went after Lindor a while back. I’m beginning to think that Corey is not suited for shortstop, and that 3rd base or even 1st base would be less physically demanding for him.

    • Seager is not on the IL, just sitting today’s game, day-to-day basis.
      To make a judgement about somebody getting injured more than the usual is a pretty weak assessment. To take a young athlete like Cory and try to place him in a position that you perceive to be less strenuous is silly. The Dodgers are strongest with CS at SS, and he will most likely be there for the majority of the remainder of the 2020 season.

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