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Seager will serve as the designated hitter and bat second Friday against the Tigers.
Seager is seemingly dealing with some sort of right-arm issue, as he was seen testing the arm with trainers early Friday, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports. However, manager Dave Roberts said Seager is "fine," and the fact that Seager can still swing a bat at full intensity suggests as much. The Dodgers would likely DH Seager all weekend if they had to, to keep his bat in the lineup.
Arcia (back) returns to the lineup for Friday's series opener in Colorado, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Arcia was forced to miss the past two games while dealing with back spasms, but is ready to play after the team received a scheduled day off Thursday. He's back in his typical spot at short while batting eighth in the order.
Florimon had his contract selected from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Florimon will take the roster spot of Nick Pivetta, who was sent to the minors following his start Wednesday. The 30-year-old hasn't seen any major-league action this season, but he owns a .265/.347/.410 slash line through 90 games with the IronPigs. Florimon has hit just .200/.261/.297 across parts of six big-league seasons, so he'll likely primarily play off the bench during what should be a brief stint with the Phillies.
Polanco is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Indians, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Polanco will head to the bench for a breather after going 2-for-4 with an RBI in Game 1. Ehire Adrianza will take over for him at shortstop, batting ninth.
Reynolds was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas and is starting at third base for Thursday's game against the Yankees, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.
Reynolds was summoned back to the big club to take the place of Jose Reyes, who was sent to the DL with a left oblique strain, and the team will waste no time inserting him into the starting lineup. The 26-year-old saw just 49 at-bats during his earlier stints with the Mets this season -- producing a .204/.264/.306 slash line with one homer -- but he should be in line for more consistent opportunities this time around with Reyes and Wilmer Flores (ribs) both dealing with injuries.
Reyes was put on the 10-day DL prior to Thursday's game due to a left oblique strain, Newsday's Marc Carig reports.
Reyes was scratched from the lineup before Wednesday's contest after coming up lame during batting practice with a sore left rib. Following further evaluation, the infielder was diagnosed with a strained oblique, and appears headed for an extended stay on the DL. There has yet to be word on the severity of Reyes' injury, but more information should become present within the next couple days. In his place, Matt Reynolds was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas and will earn a start at the hot corner for Thursday's series finale.
Segura went 3-for-5 with a stolen base and a run in Wednesday's 7-6 win over the Orioles.
The red-hot leadoff man has taken it up a notch in August, posting five multi-hit efforts in the last seven games and posting a .309/.397/.436 line overall during the month. Segura has offered relatively modest power numbers, but he's made up for it with a .320/.372/.438 season line that includes 18 stolen bases.
Flaherty (shoulder) was activated from the 60-day disabled list Thursday.
Flaherty has been sidelined since May with a right shoulder strain, but he's finally ready to rejoin the big club after a 16-game rehab stint dating back to July 27. The 31-year-old compiled a .233/.324/.267 slash line in 12 games with the Orioles before landing on the DL earlier in the season. Now that he's active, Flaherty will return to serving as a utility infielder for the Orioles.
Goins (forearm) will not miss any time after exiting Wednesday's contest, remaining in the lineup for the series finale against Tampa Bay on Thursday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Goins will start at shortstop and bat eighth just a day after getting spiked in his left forearm while attempting to steal a base during the sixth inning of Wednesday's game. His X-rays didn't reveal any structural damage, and manager John Gibbons elects to keep Goins in the lineup for the divisional contest.
With no news of an injury, this appears to be a mere breather for the breakout bat. Jose Peraza takes his place at the six and bats second. Cozart's owners, however, would love to have him in the lineup as much as possible. He's torn through August with a .282/.391/.667 slash with five home runs and nine RBI over 46 plate appearances.