After an injury-shortened season in 2018, Corey Seager seemed to be back and healthy, contributing to the Dodgers 45-23 record this season. However, after sitting out just three games this year, Seager left Tuesday night's game against the Angels in the ninth inning with a hamstring injury that has left the Dodgers fearing the worst.
Seager is expected to undergo an MRI Wednesday, but from reports around the Dodgers clubhouse, it seems as if they expect the results to reveal at least a Grade 2 hamstring strain.
Dave Roberts said Corey Seager will have MRI tomorrow. Early results are Grade 2 plus strain of hamstring. No timetable yet.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) June 12, 2019
The injury has to be frustrating for Seager who will likely be on the shelf for a minimum of four-to-six weeks. The shortstop is hitting .278, with 8 homers and 38 RBI, and was really picking it up of late, having gone 17-for-40 with 8 extra-base hits and 9 RBI in the month of June. Seager has looked solid in his return to the field after undergoing Tommy John Surgery last season.
He picked up the knock while rounding third base, immediately pulling up and clutching his left hamstring. Trainers came onto the field in order to tend to him, and he was pulled from the game and replaced with a pinch runner.
It's unfortunate to see a promising young MLB star continually deal with ailments,as injuries have already shortened multiple seasons in his young career. Hopefully Seager will be able to carry his hot bat through the injury and keep slugging once he returns to the diamond from the hamstring strain.
Fortunately for Seager, if the four-to-six week timetable is accurate, he will be able to rest up during the All-Star break, and if all goes well, the 25-year-old slugger could potentially return shortly thereafter.