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Dodgers News: Latest on Corey Seager’s Injury, Clayton Kershaw’s Return and More

The Los Angeles Dodgers are no strangers when it comes to injuries this season. They have already tied the single season record for most players to go down on the DL and the list seems to keep growing.

During Monday night’s game against the Rockies, Corey Seager got a free pass to first base twice after being hit by a pitch in two of his at bats during Monday’s series opener vs. the Colorado Rockies.

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During the top of the seventh inning, Seager was hit for the second time in the game and it wasn’t a pretty sight. The rookie took a 90 MPH Chris Rusin fastball to his left hand/wrist, causing him to go down in pain.

He continued playing for the rest of the game but got x-rays immediately after the game.

Luckily, according to Seager he says his wrist is just stiff and not broken or sprained, so we can have him back in the Dodger’s line up soon. Although he will not start on Tuesday manager Dave Roberts said Seager was already scheduled to have the day off on Tuesday.

Unfortunately for the Dodgers, it was reported on Saturday that outfielder Scott Van Slyke will miss the rest of this 2016 season.

After struggling with a right wrist issue for over a year, Van Slyke, will finally undergo arthroscopic surgery Thursday to repair the damage to his wrist.

SVS originally sprained his right wrist on a funky slide last September. Van Slyke had been on the 15-day disabled list since August 9th and was moved to the 60-day list on Thursday, therefore signaling he will be out for the rest of the year.

But, Van Slyke says he will be back and ready to go by the time Spring Training begins in 2017.

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Other Dodgers’ outfielder, Andre Ethier, has begun his rehab assignment for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and has been playing very well so far.

He even played outfield for four innings during his second game with the Quakes.

But Ethier’s return date for the Dodgers still seems unclear.

In regards to injury updates for the Dodger’s starting pitchers, Brandon McCarthy, Brett Anderson, and Clayton Kershaw are all scheduled to throw simulated games on Tuesday in L.A.

The good news is that if Kershaw feels good following his outing on Tuesday, there is a high chance that he will be activated.

Despite all the injuries the Dodgers hold on to first place even though the injury bug has affected its pitchers all season.

The Dodgers will close out their series with the Rockies on Wednesday before beginning a six-game home stand on Friday.

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Sammy Glantz

Aspiring Sports Reporter// Current Student at UC San Diego LA Born and Raised. Sports and Frozen Yogurt Fanatic! Follow me on Twitter @SammyGlantz

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