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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Dodgers leave Corey Seager off NLCS roster due to back injury

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced their 25-man roster for the National League Championship Series on Saturday, and in a stunning development, star shortstop Corey Seager is not on it.

Seager was held out of the team’s workouts the past two days at Dodger Stadium because of an ailing back, an injury manager Dave Roberts said Seager suffered while sliding into third base during Game 3 of Los Angeles’ sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League Division Series.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dodgers’ Corey Seager out of lineup Monday | MLB.com

“I think there’s a little bit of preservation, understanding where his arm is at,” said Roberts. “I don’t think it’s 100 percent. I think he’s doing a little guarding and protecting. He knows when to let it go and when not to. But I think it’s clear that he’s doing some protecting. He’s not showing the arm strength he has had because he’s trying to manage it.”

Roberts said Seager wants to play through the pain rather than sit. Although the club has not discussed specifics of what Seager is facing in the offseason, Roberts said an injection in the elbow is not an option and rest does not necessarily help. The medical staff, Roberts said, considers Seager’s condition “playable, but the more you stress something, obviously there’s more potential for pain.

“He’s going to have to have it looked at, but our medical staff is on top of it. For us to feel he can play a premium position and make the throws needed and not put himself in immediate jeopardy or even jeopardy down the road, all signs say he can manage it.”

Jim Furtado Posted: September 19, 2017 at 09:04 AM | 0 comment(s)
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