The Dodgers have placed star shortstop Corey Seager on the 10-day IL due to a left hamstring strain, as per a club announcement. Seager’s placement is retroactive to June 12. Taking Seager’s place on the roster is Matt Beaty, who has been activated from his own injured list stint.
Seager suffered the injury on Tuesday while running the bases, and an MRI revealed (as reported by J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group) that the strain “is either a particularly bad Grade 2 or a more mild Grade 3.” The issue is severe enough that Seager is currently projected to miss four-to-six weeks of action.
The news puts a damper on what had been a successful comeback season for Seager, who missed all but 26 games of the 2018 campaign due to Tommy John surgery. He also underwent hip surgery last August, though Seager didn’t look any worse for wear in his return to the field in 2019, hitting .278/.359/.468 with eight homers over 270 plate appearances.
Losing Seager is a blow to even the deep and versatile Dodgers lineup, though Chris Taylor is a capable fill-in while Seager is out of action. Enrique Hernandez also has experience at shortstop, and even backup catcher Russell Martin could play the position in a pinch.
Is it me or has their been way more injuries this season than ever before. I feel like everybody is hurt
Does seem that way. But teams are abusing the 10 day IL now because every team needs 8 or 9 RP.
Jose Iglesias needs to traded for. Shift him to 2b when Seager returns.
His clutch bat would fit nicely in the bottom half of our lineup. Good call.
No not really. First off it’s unrealistic to thing any trades are going to occur unless it involves the Mariners. Secondly, but more importantly there’s really no room for Iglesias considering Pollock is back sooner rather than later and Seager has been downgraded.
We could have had him at the beginning of the season. Bad move.
Seeing Martin play some shortstop would be pretty entertaining
According to the Dodgers official site they’re saying Seager’s hamstring strain is between a grade 1 and a grade 2. So it’s less severe than what J.P Hoornstra first tweeted. The OC Register is also saying between a grade 1 and 2. I imagine he’ll still be out 4-6 weeks regardless since the Dodgers have such a large lead that there’s no reason to rush him back unless that changes.
The LA Times was also reporting it as a “grade 2+” strain since that’s what the Dodgers were saying based on the preliminary exam. The diagnosis was downgraded on the basis of an MRI. That’s relatively encouraging.
Chris Taylor “capable” fill-in? I don’t think so. Seager’s hitting was finally creeping up to his regular production numbers. Taylor strikes out way too much. Defensively adequate at the most.
Chris Taylor needs to figure it out very soon or he will be out of a job. Way too much swing and miss.