GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Dodgers sent Corey Seager to the back fields today to see live pitching, for the first time (I think) since he injured his knee earlier this month. Seager didn’t run at all in the two times I saw him bat against the Kansas City Royals, so it could be that he hasn’t been cleared to run in a live game yet. Seager has been running the bases on his own.
It’s a small step forward for the 21-year-old shortstop, who was given a 1-2 week timetable for recovery when he sprained his left knee on March 12. Saturday will mark two weeks since the injury.
Here’s some video from his two plate appearances:
Corey Seager sprained his left knee rounding first base in the Dodgers’ 8-4 loss to the Angels on Friday night. (Getty Images)
GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Dodgers avoided a nightmare scenario when an MRI on rookie shortstop Corey Seager‘s left knee revealed only a mild strain. Seager cannot participate in baseball activities for 1-2 weeks.
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.
Corey Seager is Baseball Prospectus’ number-1 prospect going into the 2016 season. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)
The Dodgers have six of the top 101 prospects in baseball, according to Baseball Prospectus, including the top-ranked player on the list, shortstop Corey Seager.
Pitchers Julio Urias (6), Jose De Leon (28), Grant Holmes (40), Yadier Alvarez (78) and outfielder Yusniel Diaz (91) also made the list.
Ranking baseball prospects is a sport unto itself with many participants. You can read BP’s take on each of those guys here.
This is Part 44 of a series in which every member of the 2015 Dodgers has his season juxtaposed with an episode of the greatest sitcom of all-time. Don’t take it too seriously.
For most of the 2015 season, this was Jimmy Rollins and Corey Seager. One in the foreground, the other invisibly waiting in the wings. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)
Key stats: Rollins .224, 13 HR, 41 RBI, 12 SB in 144 G; Seager: .337, 4 HR, 17 RBI, 2 SB in 27 G.
Seinfeld episode: “The Barber” (Season 5, Episode 8)
Key quote: “It’s my day off, but I take care of you anyway because you’re my favorite customer. You’ve been with me for so long. You’re so loyal.”