Dodgers: Dave Roberts Hopes Corey Seager Can Be Back Soon After All-Star Break

The Dodgers have played 81 games so far in 2021 — exactly one-half of the season — and shortstop Corey Seager has played in only 37 of them. Seager missed his 41st game on Thursday while still dealing with soreness in his fractured finger.

Earlier this week, the team placed Corey on the 60-day injured list. For some, the move came as a head-scratcher. For LA manager Dave Roberts, it came as an acknowledgment that Seager just plainly isn’t ready.

It’s an acknowledgment that it’s going to be that long. Certainly, when this happened this wasn’t our hope but kind of as it’s played out in the healing process, it’s where we’re at right now. … I can’t even guarantee that the first day after the second half, he’ll be back with us. But that’s our hope.

Seager is eligible to come off the 60-day IL right after the All-Star break. But at this point, the need for a speedy return has become less prudent than having the slugger healthy for another deep postseason run.

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  1. Sounds a little fuzzy but if you can’t throw, catching the ball is of little value.

  2. They better pay Seager…Lux is not the answer…Seager was on fire before he got hit in the hand…he is so much better than Lux and Lux upside isn’t that great…alot teams are going to pursue Seager…this deal should have been done last year

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