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Dodgers News: Corey Seager Could see Minor League Rehab Very Soon



Earlier this week, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts had some great news regarding injured shortstop Corey Seager. Of course, Seager has been out since mid-May with a fractured finger on his right hand suffered on a hit by pitch against the Marlins.

Initially, Roberts said “the floor” would be 4 weeks in terms of how long Corey would be sidelined. Now, approaching four weeks later, things are moving quickly for the 27-year-old. 

Ahead of Friday night’s game, Doc said that Seager had progressed to two-handed swings, hitting tennis balls for now.

I would assume here in the next couple of days, we’ll ramp up to (hitting) a major league baseball.

Once Seager progresses to hitting a real baseball, both in soft toss and in live batting practice, he’ll move on to a minor league rehab assignment. According to Dave Roberts, that could be in the window of the next two weeks. He expects the assignment to last about 7 games, but the Dodgers have fast-tracked their injured players on rehab assignments often this season, so take that with a grain of salt.

Seager has been able to run, throw, field and do just about every baseball activity since his injury — everything but swing a bat with both hands. For what it’s worth, Corey has said that he doesn’t expect his rehab assignment to drag on, it would be more about piling up at-bats more than building his stamina.

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Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

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  1. I believe a tryout in the minor league is unnecessary and he need to join the The Dodgers asap.. This week delay going to triple A when he can jump back immediately. This is Corey Seager the MVP of the World Series. Get him back to the line up instead of wasting 7 days. Whats the matter with you people. No minor league

    • its proven to be effective in the minor league for players getting back into shape returning from an injury get their legs under them while in the minors. No need to go all-out as they need to do in the MLB. He’ll be back after 3-5 games. Lux is fine at SS for now. Dodgers winning 7-3 last 10 games without Corey!

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