Seager, the Dodgers most irreplaceable player, singled in the second inning to drive home Austin Barnes with the go-ahead run against Rockies starter Kyle Freeland, but in advancing to second base on the throw Seager grabbed the back of his right leg.
Manager Dave Roberts and trainer Nate Lucero met with Seager at second base, but he was able to talk his way into staying in the game, momentarily at least. Seager was tested immediately, scoring from second base on a single to right field by Justin Turner.
The Dodgers scored three runs in the second inning to take a 4-1 lead.
Seager went with team trainers into the clubhouse after scoring his run, and to start the bottom of the third inning he was removed from the game. Yasiel Puig entered the game in Seager’s spot, playing right field, and Kike Hernandez — who started in right — took over for Seager at shortstop.
Seager this season is hitting .298/.403/.506 with 12 home runs, and leads the team with 19 doubles and 56 runs scored. He also leads the club in games (73), starts (69), and defensive innings (611).
Roberts said tests tomorrow for Seager's hamstring. He said there is a chance it is strained and not a cramp.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) June 24, 2017
Corey Seager won't play tomorrow, Dave Roberts said, but he sounded cautiously optimistic about Seager avoiding the DL.— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) June 24, 2017