The Dodgers have been without prized shortstop Corey Seager for quite some time. Fortunately for them, he has been trending in the right direction and is ready to take the next step towards returning.
According to Dave Roberts, Corey will be traveling with the team to Arizona. However, he may not be present all the time at Chase Field during the Dodgers three-game set with the Diamondbacks. Instead the 27-year old could be spending some time at Camelback Ranch to continue to work on rehabbing from his injury.
Dave Roberts even mentioned that the star shortstop could also find himself on a rehab assignment soon.
“Corey is gonna be with us – he’ll be with us and get through the weekend. I’m sure he’ll do some stuff at CBR [Camelback Ranch] while we’re in Arizona and hopefully if things continue to go well, we can get him on an assignment sometime in the middle to end of next week.”
Seager is also expected to take batting practice on the field with the team while in Arizona. So far he’s recovered quicker than anticipated and has already progressed to taking swings with a tennis ball. The next step is obviously live BP before then being inserted into rehab games.
In 37 games before his injury, Corey was hitting .265 with 4 home runs and 22 RBI. Hopefully the time off has allowed for him to work on his mechanics. While the Dodgers have managed to still stay competitive without him on the field, his eventual return will be a huge boost as the team continues to defend not only their 8-year division crown but also their World Series title. They’ll need all hands on deck in order to fend off their division rivals.