Corey Seager won’t be in the Dodgers starting lineup for what could be several games due to a mild right hamstring strain, as reported by Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times and other media. Seager suffered a Grade 1 strain, the lowest level of hamstring injury, and the team is hopeful Seager can avoid a DL stint; Seager said that this current issue isn’t nearly as bad as hamstring injuries he has suffered in the past. Manager Dave Roberts suggested Seager could be available for key pinch-hitting situations, and the team will wait until Tuesday or Wednesday before deciding if the disabled list is necessary for the star shortstop.
Here’s more from around baseball….
- Relief pitching will be a deadline priority for the Rangers at the deadline, though the team is still committed to Matt Bush as the closer, MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan writes. “We’ve got to continue to develop Matt in that spot. One of the challenges is finding him consistent work in different situations,” manager Jeff Banister said, noting that Bush is still pretty new to pitching in his professional career. The Rangers also want to see what they have in Ernesto Frieri and Tanner Scheppers before deciding on their specific deadline needs for the bullpen.
- Veteran right-hander Chris Young tells MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan that he intends to continue his career after being released by the Royals. “Physically, I feel good,” Young said. “My arm feels good. I don’t foresee this being the end. I’m still capable of competing at a high level. Possibly a change of scenery might help.” Young, who turned 38 last month, has suffered through a pair of rough seasons in 2016-17, posting a 6.52 ERA over 118 2/3 IP. Young also praised the K.C. fans and the Royals organization, noting that GM Dayton Moore told him the news of his release in person.
- Mike Morse is still suffering from lingering symptoms almost a month after going on the seven-day concussion DL, the veteran slugger tells Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle. Morse has openly talked about this stint with the Giants being something of a last ride in his career, though what could potentially be his final season has been hampered by a hamstring injury and now this concussion. Morse has a .556 OPS over 40 PA for the Giants this year, and he isn’t sure when he’ll be healthy enough to return to action.
Dodgers list him as DTD……..but might be sugar coating Seager’s injury. I think they have “shown their hand” by saying that they’ll wait until Tuesday or Wednesday to deciding if a DL stint is necessary”……
….it’s more serious than they are letting on……probably. Nuts!!!
Man it really sucks if Morse retires over colliding with shark in a brawl
Matt Bush is simply not ready to be in the closers role. Pitch arsenal is too predictable to the hitter, and he’s not consistent enough with location. Kela, Claudio, or LeClerc are more fit for the job right now.
I love Claudio and LeClerc but their arsenals don’t check the high octane, high K rate box that most managers want out of a closer.
That may be true for Claudio, but LeClerc has a 15K/9, and throwing mid 90s. In a perfect situation, and if they all had set roles, I’d have Claudio in the 7th, LeClerc 8th, and Kela 9th. Bush sprinkled in the 7th-8th for a while to regain confidence, and polish up on control.
I highly agree with this.
Mariano Rivera had 2 pitches
Let’s get this trade season on a roll……I wanna see some wheelin and dealin!!!!
Cody bellinger for Aaron judge maybe??
Every time I watch that video of him smashing his face into that other guys head and his hair flying everywhere- it gets funnier and funnier. Total idiot on a last place loser team.
Yeah almost as funny as watching the dodgers implode in the playoffs year in and year out
I really don’t get why Giants fans are so obsessed with the Dodgers. They pay more attention to hating the Dodgers than liking their own team, it’s kinda sad, but funny at the same time.
But it’s OK when Dodgers fans call your player a total idiot for no real reason. Do a little trolling, then cry foul when you get a response.
Morse, playing 1B, was defending his pitcher, trying to stop the fight, and gets blindsided by a teammate running off the bench. Guess that makes him an idiot to Dodger fans.
It’s sad when a fan is more interested in throwing mud at one team, than supporting their own.
The Dodgers consume you.
See the above comment. Apparently the Giants consume the original poster. You’re right, it’s sad, truly sad.
Don’t bother arguing with the trolls man. They can dish it out but can’t take it. 100 percent agree with you though just bad luck for morse defending his teammate. They don’t get it though
Sheesh. What happened to Morse in this brawl is really unfortunate. You can pick your villain in this one but for sure Morse is not that guy.
Giants need to scrap there aging players….. start playing there young players
FYI. The correct word is their, not there.
They dont have any good young players
I’d say try and trade Morse strait up for Cody bellinger and we’re back in contention