Dodgers Injury Update: Corey Seager On ‘Slow Progression’ As Workouts Begin
Corey Seager, 2020 Spring Training
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Corey Seager has arguably been the best player for the Los Angeles Dodgers to start the season, looking as healthy as ever and hitting .340/.389/.600 with four doubles, three home runs and seven RBI in 13 games.

Unfortunately, that good health was short-lived as he suffered a minor back injury while trying to field a ball in last Friday’s win over the San Francisco Giants. Seager sat out the rest of the series and the Dodgers’ first games against the San Diego Padres.

It appears he is making progress though, as Dodgers manager Dave Roberts revealed Seager worked out Monday afternoon at Dodger Stadium and came out of it with no issues.

“[Monday], he swung the bat, did some running, did some playing catch, and came out of it feeling good. [Tuesday], I think he did more of the same baseball activities. It’s just going to be a slow progression,” Roberts said.

“I don’t know when he’s going to get on the field and take batting practice or take grounders at full speed; then we’ll know more. Right now, we’re still OK, with the versatility that we have, to just stand pat.”

With rosters expanded to 28 players, the Dodgers have not felt the need to place Seager on the 10-day injured list. Roberts did allow it is a possibility. “But for the next couple days we’re OK sitting where we’re at with that,” he said.

The Dodgers offense has really struggled in Seager’s absence, so hopefully he can return sooner rather than later. With only 60 games to play this season, it doesn’t make sense to rush him back and run the risk of re-injury, especially considered how often Seager has gotten hurt in his young career.

Wood also making progress in injury recovery

One of the other Dodgers players that is also currently dealing with an injury is Alex Wood, who only made one start before landing on the 10-day injured list with shoulder inflammation.

Like Seager, he seems to be making progress after throwing a bullpen this week. Wood is expected to face batters on Thursday, either at Dodger Stadium or the team’s alternate training site at USC.

While Wood was a member of the Opening Day rotation, the emergence of Dustin May allows the Dodgers to take more time with him than they do with Seager.

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