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Yasmani Grandal, Corey Seager to join Dodgers for Freeway Series

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

PEORIA -- The Dodgers will get some reinforcements back for the Freeway Series, with injured starters Corey Seager and Yasmani Grandal expected to join the team at various points this weekend.

The surprise is Grandal, who has been limited with right forearm soreness for most of spring training, after offseason shoulder surgery. He just resumed playing catch on Monday and did some dry hitting work, but now the plan is for Grandal to stay in Arizona for a few days but to rejoin the Dodgers in Anaheim for Saturday against the Angels, potentially playing in the final game of the Freeway Series.

"He felt pretty good today after yesterday, and we're going to ramp up the workload today," manager Dave Roberts said on Tuesday.

Grandal has been limited to eight Cactus League games this spring, and hasn't played in a game since March 21.

Seager will break camp with the team on Wednesday, but first he will play six innings at shortstop in a minor league game and get five or six at-bats on Tuesday, his third straight day playing a minor league game.

The Dodgers will give Seager Wednesday off, then he is expected to start on Thursday against the Angels at Dodger Stadium. Dave Roberts said that Seager would be ready to go on opening day.

Seager last played on March 11, and has been sidelined by a sprained left knee.

One person who won't join the Dodgers for the Freeway Series is infielder Howie Kendrick, still dealing with tightness in his calf. Kendrick's opening day status remains in doubt.