The Dodgers regular season drama continues on Monday night, as yet another player hits the disabled list. Or might be hitting the disabled list, there has not been a confirmation as of yet. The Dodgers released their lineup card prior to tonight’s game, and there was one glaring omission. Corey Seager was not only not listed as a starter, but he was left off of the lineup card altogether.
Corey Seager is not listed as a reserve on the lineup card…
Breyvic Valera is. #Dodgers
— . (@THEREAL_DV) April 30, 2018
Generally speaking, when a player is left off a lineup card, it usually points to a trip to the disabled list. Especially considering that utilityman Brevic Valera’s name was on there. It seems almost certain at this point that Seager will not be available for a while. We will obviously update as we learn more information. The adjusted lineup looks like this:
Tonight's Dodger lineup at D-backs:
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— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 30, 2018
It’s likely that Seager is still feeling pain in his hip that he had tweaked a few days ago. That happened when he was chasing down a popup into the outfield. The injury kept him out of the lineup the following game, but he played well this weekend. Seager had five hits in fourteen at-bats (.357) and launched a home run. He certainly did not show any signs of an injury.
If he does have to miss any extended period of time, the Dodgers have options to replace him. In fact, it could result in the long-awaited call-up of Andrew Toles. Especially if Chris Taylor moves back to the infield in order to fill in for Seager. Kiké Hernandez and Valera can also fill in as need, as both have had extensive experience at short. Valera was hitting 373 with two home runs in 17 games at AAA Oklahoma City.
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