The Dodgers could be very close to getting a HUGE bat back in their lineup. Given the way Monday played out in the loss to the Giants, the news could not have come at a better time for them.
Corey Seager was spotted on the field on Monday afternoon taking alive at-bats against Corey Knebel. Doc has previously said that Seager would be taking some at-bats against him in the final steps of his rehab process. Both Dodgers players are working on a return from injuries.
But the good news is that Seager could be back this week. In fact, he could be back in the Dodgers lineup as soon as Wednesday. Roberts confirmed that in the press conference on Monday though he was hesitant to put a firm date on it.
I don’t want to put a date exactly, but assuming [Seager] comes out OK tomorrow, Wednesday is a possibility. Knebel looked fantastic mixing his fastball and breaking balls. What he means to us the rest of the season is very important, so we’re going to make sure he’s ready.
Getting Seager back on Wednesday is great timing for the Dodgers. They just lost Gavin Lux to a hamstring injury and it sounds like he could be out for a decent chunk of time. Getting Seager allows them to slide Chris Taylor over to second base and have Max Muncy over there at times.
Seager wasn’t having the BEST offensive season when he broke a bone in his hand back in May, but his bat is always a threat. He drove in 22 runs across 37 games played before hitting the injured list.