The Dodgers announced that Corey Seager will return to the lineup Friday against the Colorado Rockies. News started to spread on Twitter before last nights matchup against the Arizona Diamondbacks, and it’s certainly encouraging to hear that he’ll be back sooner rather than later.
Dave Roberts said if things continue to progress positively, Seager is expected to be back starting at SS on Friday.
— . (@THEREAL_DV) September 5, 2017
Corey Seager increased his throwing distance today. #Dodgers targeting a Friday return.
— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) September 5, 2017
Seager has currently been nursing a sore elbow injury, and fought through the inflammation while participating in throwing sessions throughout the week. It has been reported that his elbow might need to be reevaluated in the offseason, but it won’t keep him from a shot at competing for a championship. It’s all a part of the process that he’ll be going through to ensure that the injury won’t keep him sidelined until the season is completely over.
Things haven’t been going well for the Dodgers lately, but they’re still 92-46. Expect things to turn around once Dave Roberts inserts him back into the starting position because he’s one of the best young players in baseball. The Dodgers have lost a lot of games without him, and they wouldn’t be the best team in baseball if he wasn’t a part of the clubhouse.
In 53 games the Dodgers have had Chris Taylor, Corey Seager, Justin Turner, and Cody Bellinger in the lineup, they avg 5.68 runs & are 45-8
— Eric Stephen (@ericstephen) September 6, 2017
Seager has played in 105 complete games and garners one of the most outstanding fielding percentages in the National League. His athleticism at his position is unique, and the fundamentals make him a nightmare for opposing batters due to high rates of double plays turned (64) and ability to execute putouts.
His competiveness in the order has been missed, and the Dodgers desperately need his proficiency at the No. 2 spot in the batting order to turn things around against National League pitching. He’s currently second behind Justin Turner in batting average (.311 BA), has 19 home runs, 65 RBIs, 30 doubles and an amazing on-base percentage (.391 OBP).
The Dodgers have 24 games left to get things turned around before the playoffs, and things will only get better once Seager returns Friday night.
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