Corey Seager’s Injury Potentially Impacting Return To Dodger Stadium

After a 3-3 road trip, the Los Angeles Dodgers are back in Southern California for a six-game homestand against the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals.

The Dodgers have an off day before they begin their three-game series against the reigning World Series champions on Tuesday. The matchup will see Corey Seager return to Dodger Stadium for the first time since leaving the Dodgers as a free agent after the 2021 season.

Seager is expected to receive a warm reception from the Dodgers fans in attendance for his numerous contributions to the team. He most notably earned two All-Star Game selections, won unanimous National League Rookie of the Year honors in 2016 and took home 2020 World Series MVP honors.

However, Seager’s homecoming could be in question as he is considered day-to-day with a left hamstring injury, via Shawn McFarland of The Dallas Morning News:

Texas Rangers manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday that shortstop Corey Seager is still “day to day” after he exited Wednesday’s game vs. the Detroit Tigers with left hamstring tightness.

“He feels okay,” Bochy said. “We’ve got a day off tomorrow, we’ll see where we’re at after the day off.”

Seager sustained the injury in a game against the Detroit Tigers last Wednesday and went on to miss the Rangers’ next three contests. Should Seager return to action on Tuesday, it would not be his first time facing the Dodgers.

The 30-year-old went 2-for-4 with a home run in his only appearance against L.A. at Globe Life Field last season. Seager missed the final two games of the series after spraining his right thumb on a headfirst dive into second base.

Seager would return to the Rangers lineup just over a week later and finished the 2023 season strong, placing second to Shohei Ohtani in American League MVP voting.

Seager is in the midst of another solid year, batting .271/.360/.472 with five doubles, 13 home runs and 30 RBI over 250 plate appearances (57 games).

Corey Seager avoided question about Dodgers

After winning his second World Series with the Rangers last season, Seager was asked by a veteran MLB veteran why the Dodgers didn’t make more of an effort to re-sign him.

Seager didn’t offer much of a response, other than appear to mumble, “I don’t know.”

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