Spring Training is generally a time where players get back to their normal routine. After a few months of holiday binge eating and a lot of vacation time, it’s a time to get back into the swing of things as it were. But this Spring Training is much different for Corey Seager.
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) March 2, 2019
He’s not just working on getting back into shape after three-ish months off. Instead, he’s working tirelessly to make an extreme comeback from one of the most devastating injuries in baseball.
We updated earlier in the week that Seager had progressed into throwing across the diamond. This week, he also got in some batting practice as well as participating in full infield drills. He was throwing probably at about 40 percent in those drills. On Friday, he really let it loose.
Corey Seager threw 150 feet today and “really let it go.” He DH’ed in a camp game today. First game action since operations on elbow and hip.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) March 1, 2019
Seager had previously gone fairly easy on his surgically repaired elbow. Given the difficulty of returning from Tommy John surgery, you would expect that. But Seager uncorked some throws today during long-toss. We’re talking high nineties in terms of effort percentage.
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Another good sign is that Seager took live at-bats as well. Many around baseball have realized he won’t get game action at short for most of Spring, but this is right around the time real at-bats were expected.
It will be interesting to see over the next few days how Seager feels after throwing today. Dodgers Nation will be in the media room on Sunday with plans to find this information out from either Dave Roberts or Corey Seager.
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