PHOENIX — Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager is expected back in the Dodgers lineup on Friday, after fouling a ball off his right shin earlier in the week.
The incident occurred in the third inning on Monday against the Rockies at Camelback Ranch. Seager stayed in the game to complete his at-bat, and flied out to center field, and even played one more inning in the field.
X-rays were negative, and Seager has participated in Dodgers workouts on Wednesday and Thursday.
"He's a full participant again today, and I expect him back in the lineup,” manager Dave Roberts said.
Gonzalez back in the swing
Adrian Gonzalez took dry swings on Thursday morning, his first time swinging a bat in two weeks as he dealt with tennis elbow. He will next take batting practice off a tee on Friday, and could play in a game or two before leaving for the World Baseball Classic next week.
If Gonzalez is cleared by team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Monday, the tentative plan is for the Dodgers first baseman to get one plate appearance in Monday’s game, then two more on Tuesday before leaving to join Team Mexico.
"It's encouraging. His strength is there,” Roberts said. “I think we could have been more aggressive, but right now it's smart to be cautious.”
The original plan had Gonzalez leaving for the WBC on Monday.