Seager and the Dodgers reached a one-year, $13.75 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. Seager will get a significant pay increase heading into 2021 and won't require an arbiter during the offseason. The 26-year-old performed incredibly well over the shortened season in 2020, posting a .943 OPS with 15 home runs and 41 RBI.
Seager went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Wednesday in a loss to the Rays in Game 2 of the World Series. Seager hit a solo homer in the eighth inning off Pete Fairbanks. The 26-year-old crushed his seventh homer of postseason, the most by a shortstop in a single postseason. The left-handed hitter slashed .307/.358/.585 and smacked 15 homers while recording 41 RBI during the regular season.
Seager went hitless across five at-bats in the Dodgers' 4-3 win over the Braves in Game 7 of the series. He was named the NLCS MVP as Los Angeles advanced to the World Series. Though he finished the series with a relative whimper, Seager was the catalyst for the Los Angeles offense in the prior six games, during which he reached base at a .400 clip while mashing five home runs and two doubles and driving in 11 runs. The home run and RBI totals were the most by any player in a single postseason series in National League history.
Seager went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's NLCS Game 6 win over the Braves. Seager opened the scoring with a solo shot off Max Fried in the first inning, kicking off a three-run rally that would provide the Dodgers with all the runs they would need in their 3-1 win. The shortstop had an excellent regular season, hitting .307/.358/.585 with 15 homers in 52 games, and he's been even more productive in the playoffs. Seager has homered six times in 11 postseason games, scoring 13 runs and driving in 15 more while posting a .333/.396/.857 slash line.
Seager went 2-for-4 with two home runs, three RBI and two runs scored in Game 5 of the NLCS against the Braves on Friday. Seager started the Dodgers' scoring by smacking a solo home run to lead off the fourth inning. He added a two-run shot three frames later to provide insurance to the team's lead and force Game 6 on Saturday. Overall, Seager has provided plenty of pop in the postseason, as he now has five home runs, 14 RBI and 12 runs scored to go along with a .342/.409/.842 line across 44 plate appearances.