Seager slashed .385/.448/.577 with three extra-base hits and a 1.025 OPS over 29 plate appearances before spring training was suspended. Despite hitting only 19 home runs last season, Seager enjoyed an understated campaign as he tied for the National League lead with 44 doubles while driving in a career-high 87 runs. He'll fill a near-everyday role at shortstop for the Dodgers when the regular season commences.
Seager signed a one-year, $7.6 million contract with the Dodgers on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports. Seager's salary will nearly double in 2020, following a season in which he slashed .272/.335/.483 with 19 home runs and 87 RBI over 134 games. He'll open the season as the starting shortstop for Los Angeles.
Seager went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a victory over the Giants on Friday. Seager sat out Thursday's game with a tight hamstring but was back in the lineup Friday, drilling a solo shot to right field in the second inning. The shortstop is ending the regular season on a high note with a .304/.337/.646 slash line, seven homers and 23 RBI in September.
Seager (hamstring) is starting at shortstop and batting fifth Friday against the Giants. Seager left Wednesday's matchup due to left hamstring tightness, but he's been cleared to return to action for the final weekend of the regular season. He's currently in the midst of a 10-game hitting streak and is slashing .459/.487/.784 with two home runs and nine RBI over that stretch.
Seager (hamstring) is expected to return to the lineup against the Giants on Friday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports. Seager was removed from Wednesday's contest against San Diego as a precautionary measure after feeling tightness in his left hamstring. Manager Dave Roberts indicated after the game that he isn't worried about Seager's hamstring: He said that the shortstop will be held out Thursday but is likely to be back in the lineup for the opener of a three-game series that begins Friday. The Dodgers have no motivation to rush Seager back after having already clinched home-field advantage through the NLCS, so his availability for Friday suggests that the issue is indeed minor.
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