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Corey Seager starts again in Dodgers series finale vs. Padres

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Corey Seager is making the most of his first weekend in the majors, starting for the third time in four games in the Dodgers series finale against the Padres at Petco Park on Sunday afternoon.

The infielder rest carousel fell on Chase Utley on Sunday, after the 36-year-old started 13 of his first 15 games with the Dodgers. Justin Turner shifts over to second base on Sunday, with Seager starting at third base. It is the third start of the season at second base for Turner, and his first since May 8.

Seager is 4-for-10 with a pair of doubles and three RBI in his first three major league games, including two starts. He flew out to left field as a pinch hitter on Saturday night.

Yasmani Grandal, in the midst of an 0-for-33 slump, sits on Sunday, as expected with a day game after a night game, the usual practice most of this season. A.J. Ellis gets the start at catcher, having reached base by hit or walk in 20 of his last 21 starts.

Ellis since May 26 (hooray, selective endpoints!) is hitting .298/.433/.500 with four home runs and five doubles in 105 plate appearances.

Chris Heisey will also be available as a reserve on Sunday, as he was activated before the series finale.