The Los Angeles Dodgers continue to be one of the best teams in the MLB in 2021, even despite missing two key pieces in their starting nine. Starting shortstop Corey Seager is one of those missing pieces; he's been sidelined on the 10-day injured list since May 15 with a hand fracture after being hit by a pitch. Max Muncy also finds himself on the 10-day IL.
But, the Dodgers received another positive update on Seager's injury as the 27-year-old shortstop continues to work his way back. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts reported that Seager is expected to start a rehab assignment with live game action happening sometime next weekend.
Corey Seager Injury Update
The two-time All-Star has already done infield drills and hit lightly off the tee per reports on his rehab, and this is promising news for a speedy return. If Seager's rehab assignment goes off without a hitch, he could be back in the Dodgers' lineup as soon as early July.
On the year, Seager has appeared in just 37 games but is slashing .265/.361/.422 with 4 home runs and 22 RBIs in that span. On his career, the former Rookie of the Year is a career .293/.362/.495 hitter and doubles machine, leading the NL with 44 in 2019.
Currently, Los Angeles sits in the second place in the NL West standings behind the upstart San Francisco Giants. Los Angeles is 43-27 and trails by just 1.5 games while owning the third-best record across the entire league. Of course, the Dodgers will aim to repeat as World Champions following their 2020 title, and own the favorites odds +360 to make that happen, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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