The Dodgers are in Arizona this weekend to take on the Diamondbacks for a battle of the NL West. Coming off of a series loss to the Giants, the hope is that they can make up some ground against the last-place DBacks.
And while all of the attention is obviously on the Max Scherzer and Trea Turner deal, Dodgers fans are getting another gift this week. Corey Seager has been on the injured list since mid-May with a broken bone in his hand. He sustained the injury after being hit on the hand by a pitch against the Marlins.
Today, the Dodgers activated Seager off of the injured list. The star shortstop will return to the lineup after a lengthy stint away from the team. Seager was playing in games in Arizona while the big league club played in San Francisco this week.
Seager wasn’t having the BEST year when he hit the injured list, but he’s obviously a force in the lineup when healthy. He slashed .289/.396/.356 in his final month before getting hit. The initial expectation is that he would be out 6 weeks with the injury. The Dodgers chose to play it safe in his recovery.
Corey Seager being activated tonight and play shortstop for the LA Superteam at Chavez Ravine. Will soon have a new DP partner.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 30, 2021
The Dodgers initially had Gavin Lux filling in full-time at shortstop. After he went down with an injury, Chris Taylor took over the everyday role there. Both filled in admirably, but CT’s value lies in the fact that he can move all over the field.
The Dodgers activated Seager from the 60-day IL this afternoon.
The Dodgers activated IF Corey Seager from the 60-day injured list.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 30, 2021