The Dodgers got a scare on Monday night when shortstop Corey Seager was hit by a pitch on his left wrist. Postgame X-rays were negative, but manager Dave Roberts said that Seager would not start on Tuesday in the second game of the series.
Seager was hit by two pitches on Monday, also getting hit on the calf in the fifth inning. After getting hit in the seventh inning, Seager doubled over in pain, but stayed in the game after a brief visit at first base from manager Dave Roberts and trainer Nate Lucero.
Corey Seager left the Dodgers clubhouse with a trainer. Would assume he is X-ray bound.— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) August 30, 2016
X-rays on Seager negative.— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) August 30, 2016
Seager won't start Tuesday.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) August 30, 2016
.@coreyseager_5's x-rays are negative. He's down tomorrow but Roberts said that was the plan anyway— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) August 30, 2016
Seager said wrist is stiff but not broken.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) August 30, 2016
Seager played the final two innings on defense and batted in the ninth, flying out to deep right field for the final out of the game.
“There is a little bit of holding your breath,” Roberts said, as seen on SportsNet LA. “Anything around the hand is pretty scary, but he’s young, resilient, and fortunately [the X-ray] was negative.”
The Rockies are starting left-hander Tyler Anderson on Wednesday night.
Seager has started 24 of the Dodgers’ first 33 games against left-handed starting pitchers, and on the season the left-handed Seager has hit .278/.335/.479 with 12 doubles and five home runs against southpaws.
Seager leads the Dodgers in games played (127, tied with Adrian Gonzalez), plate appearances (558) and defensive innings (1,091⅓) on the season.