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Corey Seager avoids DL, day to day with Grade 1 hamstring strain

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MLB: Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Corey Seager, as expected, is out of the Dodgers’ lineup on Saturday against the Rockies, one night after he suffered a right hamstring cramp. But, at least for now, Seager will avoid the disabled list.

Starting lineups

Pos Rockies Pos Dodgers
Pos Rockies Pos Dodgers
CF Blackmon (L) 1B Utley (L)
2B LeMahieu CF Pederson (L)
3B Arenado 3B Turner
1B Reynolds LF Bellinger (L)
LF Desmond C Grandal (S)
SS Story 2B Forsythe
RF Tapia (L) RF Puig
C Murphy SS Hernandez
P Chatwood P Kershaw (L)
Time: 7:10 p.m. PT TV: SportsNet LA, MLB Network

The Dodgers shortstop suffered a Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring (the mildest grade), per manager Dave Roberts, who said Seager is day to day and would be available off the bench on Saturday.

Seager left Friday night’s game after just two innings, feeling something advancing to second base after his second hit of the night. Seager actually remained in the game to finish the inning, and scored from second base on a single, but then came out at the end of the frame.

Kiké Hernandez gets the start at shortstop for the Dodgers on Saturday, his sixth start at the position this season.

Cody Bellinger shifts to left field on Saturday, with Chase Utley getting the start at first base, his seventh start at the position in 2017.

Chris Taylor gets a rare day off. He started 41 of the previous 45 games, at second base, shortstop, third base, center field and left field. The only Dodgers to start more games than Taylor during that stretch were Bellinger (43 starts) and Seager (42).