The latest on four notable players who left last night’s action due to potential injuries…
- Corey Seager left the field during the third inning of the Dodgers’ 7-2 victory over the Giants due to what the club described as lower back discomfort. As manager Dave Roberts told MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick and other reporters, Seager will evaluated and likely won’t be in Saturday’s lineup. The shortstop suffered the injury the inning prior while diving for a ground-ball single off the bat of Chadwick Tromp, and was pulled an inning later after Seager was slow to cover second on the first out of the frame. Seager has been one of baseball’s hottest hitters early in the 2020 campaign, batting .340/.389/.600 with three homers.
- White Sox left-hander Aaron Bummer left during the seventh inning of Chicago’s 2-0 win over Cleveland due to left biceps soreness. After tossing a pitch to Jose Ramirez, Bummer called the trainer to the mound and then departed the game. Bummer “just felt what he thought was a cramp in his biceps,” White Sox manager Rick Renteria told the Chicago Tribune’s LaMond Pope and other reporters. “Hopefully it’s no extended period of time but we are going to be careful with him.” Bummer’s departure came after 1 2/3 innings of scoreless ball, which dropped his ERA down to 1.23 through 7 1/3 frames of total work this season. The southpaw has quietly been a sturdy bullpen force since debuting in the 2017 season, which inspired the White Sox to sign Bummer to a five-year extension last February.
- Both Nick Senzel and Pedro Strop left the Reds’ 8-3 victory over the Brewers with groin injuries. Senzel departed the game before re-taking his position in center field in the bottom of the fourth inning, while Strop left four pitches into an eighth inning at-bat against Brock Holt. Both players are day-to-day. Senzel already missed a few games this season for precautionary reasons (he tested negative for COVID-19 after experiencing symptoms) and he has been plagued with injuries throughout his young career, so the Reds are surely hopeful he can avoid another trip to the injured list. Strop has a 3.86 ERA through 2 1/3 innings in a Cincinnati uniform, after the veteran right-hander signed a one-year contract with the Reds last winter.
Just like Tulo, Corey Seager is too tall to play the middle infield. Injuries (and Scott Boras) is the only reasons why LA will pass on giving him a long term deal
Yeah, being 6’4” got Cal Ripken Jr injured all the time.
Ripken eventually moved to 3B
Yea, in the last 5 years of his career when he was in his mid/late-30’s. Seager is 10 years younger than when Ripken made the transition.
Well, yeah, after around fourteen years at shortstop…
Even if you want to use Ripken, name more another 6’4ish SS that stayed at the position for 10 years or more. Ripken is an exception
I’m pretty sure Jeter and A-Rod were both 6’3”. Does that qualify at 6’4”ish?
Jeter was about 20-30 pounds lighter than Seager, but you’re right about ARod, even though he moved off of SS by his late 20s
Tony Fernandez and Davy Concepcion we’re both at least 6’2”
Correa and Tatis are both 6’4”
Not sure you can really use ARod moving from SS as an example, considering it was definitely a matter of abundant personnel (and the guy who stayed at SS was the other 6’3″ guy mentioned).
Haha best comment ever.
@Fred. Andrelton Simmons is pretty tall at 6’2 as shortstops go. Hasn’t seemed to hurt his defense at all. Tall SS is pretty uncommon but then, as Ripkin is already on the table, if everyone in baseball was as closed off to the possibility of a tall shortstop as you are, we wouldn’t have had the same Ripkin that we did.
After looking at Seager’s UZR and DRS the last two years, he has shown he can handle the position. He isn’t going to be the wizard that Simon’s is, but he’s capable. I can’t imagine him being a career shortstop but for the next 5 years he will probably be fine.
Man, back injuries suck. There’s only one or two people on earth I’d wish them on, but never on an athlete. Not a Dodger fan, but I hope Seager is okay… he’s sort of my LA equivalent to Judge – hate the team but enjoy watching him play.
Correa and Seager appear destined toward careers involving regular DL stints. Seager is awfully banged-up for such a young player, while Correa seems generally fragile.
I’m not sure I’m ready to slap Seager with the injury prone tag just yet. Over 4 years he had a TJ, then missed several weeks with a hamstring injury. The Dodgers have the depth and talent, so they like to be conservative with returning guys from injury so it’s very possible that hamstring injury would have only been 2 weeks with another club too.
As for Correa, he is starting to look like the injury prone tag fits. He has missed large chunks each of the past 3 years, including 2 different times last season.
He had the knee procedure at the same time as the TJ, but still it’s silly to call him injury prone, especially if it’s based on him being held out of the lineup for a day after getting banged up a little on a body sacrifice play. Otherwise he’s had very few absences. Some also seem to be forgetting that the teams have very few off-days in this compressed schedule. Betts was also held out for a couple of days for his jammed finger. In another year or on another team both of them might have played through it.
“Silly” – Seager missed 164 games over the previous two seasons. He’s 26 and a position player that’s already had Tommy John, a significant knee procedure, and ongoing issues with back and hamstring injuries. We’ll see how “silly” such an outlook is when it’s time for a long term deal.
Yes, silly. Very silly. That lost time was almost entirely on account of the TJ. In the other seasons he appeared in an average of 145 games.
Right, he had significant knee procedure… on his hip.
And exactly one hamstring injury, the most common injury in baseball.
The back hurt him once before. He isn’t even on the IL this time.
As for long term deals two years from now, good luck predicting any of that. I know better than to try.
… Seager is 26. 164 combined games missed in years four and five of his career. Tommy John. Back issues. You should work for the Red Sox, Blue, they love giving out “silly” long term deals. Two years from now? Seager ain’t getting a long term pay day – there’s your prediction.
Hopefully just a day or two and nothing serious. He was really swinging the bat well.
I remeber on here when most Dodger fans wanted to trade Seager+ for Lindor and one of them even said Seager for Betts. Glad the Dodgers kept him and is proving all those ridiculous ideas wrong. He will be fine.
Most, better known as, hardly any.
Seager dove for a ball!?
That’s a real bummer for bummer