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Corey Seager plays 6 innings in Triple-A game, nearing return to Dodgers

Corey Seager bats in AAA Spring Training game
Corey Seager bats in AAA Spring Training game
Craig Minami True Blue LA

PHOENIX --- Corey Seager made several defensive plays at shortstop Monday and went 1-for-5 in a minor league spring training game on the back fields at Camelback Ranch. Seager batted second in each of the first five innings for the Dodgers' Triple-A side.

Seager did make plays to his right and left at shortstop. His last defensive play was charging for a ground ball and making the throw. Seager also ran out to a cut-off position with no problem.

On his one hit, Seager singled to left and then when the outfielder bobbled the ball, he tried to advance to second and was thrown out.

This was the second consecutive day Seager played six innings in a minor league spring training game. Dealing with a sprained knee, he last played in a Cactus League game on March 11.

Manager Dave Roberts said the Dodgers medical staff who watched Seager said "he was moving around really well," and then Roberts added that  Seager will "be in a game over there [minor league side] again tomorrow afternoon."

Given that he would have played three straight days after Tuesday's game, Seager might not make his return in a Dodgers uniform until the team returns to Los Angeles in the Freeway Series, beginning Thursday night at Dodger Stadium.