General manager Farhan Zaidi said Seager will not require offseason elbow surgery, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Seager dealt with a right elbow issue for the final two months of the 2017 season, and offseason surgery had been floated around as a possibility. He's apparently doing better after taking a couple of months off, however, and is expected to continue resting in the offseason before reporting to spring training. The 23-year-old finished the season with a .295/.375/.479 triple-slash and 22 homers in 145 games despite also dealing with ankle and back injuries. A healthy Seager should be poised for another big season.
President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman said Seager's elbow is still being monitored, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Seager has been managing elbow soreness since August. While the Dodgers are hopeful it will heal over time, they haven't ruled out the possibility of offseason surgery -- an idea that was also floated around at the beginning of September. Despite also missing time with ankle and back injuries, Seager was able to finish the season with a .295/.375/.479 line and 22 homers in 145 games.
Seager (back) is starting at shortstop and batting sixth for Game 1 of the World Series against the Astros on Tuesday.
It appears the star shortstop is good to go for the Fall Classic after missing all of the NLCS against the Cubs with a back injury. Seager, who went 3-for-11 (.273) with two RBI and a 3:4 K:BB in the NLDS before injuring himself, should provide a big boost for the Dodgers.
As expected, Seager will be active and available for the Fall Classic. It's unclear if he'll be in the starting lineup for Game 1 at this point, as the Dodgers may choose to use him as a high-leverage pinch hitter to avoid the possibility of him aggravating his back injury in the field. The 23-year-old went 3-for-11 (.273) with two RBI in the NLDS before injuring his back in Game 3 and subsequently missing the NLCS. He'll take the place of Curtis Granderson on the World Series roster.
The 23-year-old shortstop missed the Dodgers' five-game NLCS win over the Cubs while dealing with a back issue, but he's been ramping up his activities in recent days and appears to be good to go for the World Series after getting through a simulated game with no issues Monday. The Dodgers are expected to release their official roster prior to Game 1 on Tuesday, but his return would obviously provide a big boost. While Seager is expected to be included on the roster, it's still not a given that he'll start the first game of the series; Los Angeles could choose to use him as a high-leverage pinch hitter at first to avoid the possibility of him aggravating his back injury in the field.
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|2013||AFX-Great Lakes Loons||74||272||45||84||18||3||12||57||34||58||9||4||.389||.529||.309|
|2014||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||80||327||61||115||34||2||18||70||30||76||5||1||.411||.633||.352|
|2015||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||105||421||64||117||30||2||13||61||32||65||3||0||.332||.451||.278|