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Dodgers News: Corey Seager Progresses From Injury, Still Held Out of Starting Lineup



The ever-important Corey Seager is out of the Dodgers starting lineup for the fifth straight game as he recovers from a lower back issue and the win-loss record is feeling it.

Seager has been LA’s best hitter in the early goings of the short season and his loss paired with an allover slump from the rest of the lineup has been poorly timed for sure.

In an otherwise salty pregame media scrum on Zoom, manager Dave Roberts did have a positive update on his star shortstop.

He’s a full participant today. So, he got treatment, he’ll hit in the cage. Gonna do some running, take some grounders, take batting practice in a group.

Since exiting in the third inning against the Giants last Friday, Corey has been slowly progressing from what was termed “low back discomfort” after a diving effort earlier in the game. On Tuesday he tossed a baseball around and took some swings, but Wednesday marked the most aggressive steps for the 26-year-old.

Still, while he is progressing, Roberts is not ready to circle a return date on the calendar.

Still no timeline on when he’s gonna be back, but I will say that when he does come back it’s likely in a DH role for the first day or two.

Seager is batting .340 with 7 RBI, 10 runs scored, and 7 extra-base hits in 13 games this season.

Dave Roberts Updates on Corey Seager in Short Interview with Media

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  1. If Corey is ready Roberts needs to play him instead of wanting to get his utility players some playing time. Without Seager this team has no chance of winning.

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