With the All-Star festivities set to take place at Dodger Stadium next week, it appears that a homecoming will need to be a part of the program as well. In his first year away from the Dodgers, shortstop Corey Seager is set to make his return to his former home as a member of the American League All-Star team.
All-Star Seager ??
Corey is headed to LA! pic.twitter.com/RygEJOYrur
— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) July 14, 2022
While he wasn’t voted in by the fans this time around, Seager is definitely deserving of the selection. The former Dodgers shortstop has been a consistent contributor for the Texas Rangers, as evidenced by his 2.8 WAR, 21 home runs, and 48 RBI before the break. He is on pace to set career highs in almost every offensive statistical category, and it isn’t even close.
The return to Dodger Stadium should be a memorable one for Seager, who spent the first 7 years of his career in Los Angeles. He was a key piece of the puzzle for a team full of stars, and his MVP performance in the 2020 playoffs helped propel the Dodgers to their first World Series win since 1988.
How LA fans will greet their former shortstop remains to be seen, as his decision to leave in free agency was a tough pill to swallow. One thing remains certain, however: Corey Seager will always have his name etched in Dodgers history.
Seager will be replacing the inactive George Springer for the America League, making this the third All-Star selection for the former Dodger.
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