Corey Seager (knee) and Joc Pederson (?) leave Dodgers’ game against Angels.

Corey Seager

Corey Seager went 1 for 2 with a single against the Angels on Friday. (Getty Images)

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager and center fielder Joc Pederson exited the Dodgers’ 8-4 loss to the Angels on Friday earlier than usual.

Seager was removed after three innings because of pain in his left knee that cropped up during the game. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that “once I talk to the doctors, I’ll know more.”

Seager won’t play Saturday, as had been planned, though the injury doesn’t sound serious. Seager singled in the first inning and asked Roberts if he could bat a second time. The manager obliged, and Seager flew out.

Pederson’s removal was a little less straightforward. Minutes before the first pitch at Camelback Ranch, it was announced to the press box that Pederson had been scratched and Trayce Thompson would start instead. Then Pederson was restored to the top of the batting order, but left after one at-bat and one inning in the field.

Roberts said that Pederson had a “personal appointment,” but declined to explain any further.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.