Seager (illness) is back in the Dodgers starting lineup on Friday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports. Seager, who hasn't played since Sunday after experiencing flu-like symptoms, will regain his second spot in the lineup for the Dodgers. Seager will face Cardinal's right-hander Michael Wacha in St. Louis on Friday. Seager has only three career at-bats against Wacha, going 0-3 with a strikeout. On the season, Seager is hitting .322 with 13 home runs against right-handed pitching.
Seager (flu) remains out of the lineup Thursday against the Nationals, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports. Seager will effectively be held out of the starting lineup for the third straight game after starting to experience flu-like symptoms on Tuesday. It's a bit of a lengthy absence for a common illness, but the team will take it easy with the young shortstop and give him ample time to recovery. Chris Taylor will get the starting nod in his stead Thursday afternoon.
Seager is not in the Dodgers starting lineup on Tuesday, Dodgers beat writer Bill Plunkett reports. Seager, who hit three doubles in Monday's game, will get the day off as the Dodgers take on Reynaldo Lopez and the Nationals on Tuesday. Seager has picked up right where he left off in the first half, collecting six hits in the three games since the All-Star break. Look for Seager to be back in the lineup on Wednesday as they face Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez.
Seager went 2-for-4 with a two-run blast in Thursday's decisive 8-1 victory over the Brewers. The Dodgers are pushing to get the NL Rookie of the Year candidate in the All-Star Game, and Seager again did his part with his 17th home run, a single, an intentional walk and extending his hitting streak to 13 games. Seager is third in the NL All-Star voting at shortstop behind the Cubs' Addison Russell and the Rockies' Trevor Story.
Seager went 1-for-4 with a double in Wednesday's 7-0 loss to the Brewers. The Dodgers phenom had the team's sole extra-base hit on a night when Brewers starter Junior Guerra stymied hitters across the lineup. Seager managed to extend his hitting streak to 12 games, and is now hitting .337 (33-for-98) during June while raising his season average 18 points in the process.