Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Rob Segedin enjoyed a breakout campaign with Triple-A Oklahoma City in 2016. Behind a .598 slugging percentage he earned his first career Pacific Coast League All-Star selection.
That led to a promotion to join the Dodgers, where Segedin immediately made an impact in his MLB debut against the Boston Red Sox, with a memorable two-run double and four total RBI in the contest.
In the midst of all that success, Segedin revealed that he was playing with a bone spur in his hand that caused him pain each time he swung the bat. The injury carried over into 2017, where the then-28-year-old appeared in just 13 games for the Dodgers as a September call-up.
Segedin finally repaired the issue via surgery over the offseason, and is expecting a huge bounce back year now that he’s completely healthy, via Jacob Unruh of The Oklahoman:
“I’m excited to see what’s in store and to see how it responds,” Segedin said. “Is there more in the tank than beforehand because there were some issues since 2015?”
Segedin began the 2018 season with Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he looked to replicate his previous production at the plate. But that’s yet to manifest itself.
Through 27 games with Oklahoma City, he’s batting just .217/.302/.348 with three doubles, three home runs and 12 RBI.
In his limited time in the Majors, Segedin has seen time at the corner infield positions, in addition to left field. With Justin Turner sidelined, he offers further depth at third base and could hypothetically see some reps there if called up.
In 103 career Major League plate appearances, Segedin owns a .226/.282/.355 slash line with four doubles, one triple, two home runs and 13 RBI.