Corey Seager injury update: Dodgers shortstop will be ready for opening day

first_imgThe shortstop spent most of the 2018 season recovering from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in May and then he also had surgery on his left hip in August. The Dodgers have remained optimistic about Seager’s progress through the spring, leading to Roberts sharing how confident he is that Seager will play in Los Angeles’ season opener March 28.ESPN notes Seager will play seven innings Monday and is likely to appear in a Cactus League game later in the week. He will then play in all three Freeway Series exhibition games against the Angels and then he’s expected to start against the Diamondbacks to open the season. Related News MLB announces huge changes, including $1M bonus for Home Run Derby winner Seager, 24, missed all but 26 games last season due to injuries. He is slashing .302/.372/.494 for his career. The two-time All-Star and 2016 NL Rookie of the Year also has 54 home runs in 355 games.center_img Dodgers manager Dave Roberts revealed Sunday that Corey Seager will be ready to play opening day, even though he has yet to play a spring training game.“I think just talking with the training staff and talking with Corey himself and just where he’s at, the progression,” Roberts said, per the Los Angeles Times. “I think that we’ve been conservative, understandably, and I just don’t see any reason why he won’t be ready for opening day.”last_img

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