Seager did work out on the field before the game, but did not clear whatever threshold was needed to rejoin the lineup. So he remains in limbo, somewhere in between not starting but possibly available and the disabled list.
Corey Seager said he ran/swung as close to 100 percent as possible today. If he feels well tomorrow, should be back.— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) June 28, 2017
Yasiel Puig is back in the lineup after sitting on Tuesday with hamstring and knee soreness. Puig starts in right field.
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Trayce Thompson starts in left field with Chase Utley at first base on Wednesday. Chris Taylor gets the call at shortstop.
Cody Bellinger starts at designated hitter, a pseudo rest for someone who has played every game since getting called up to the majors. Since his debut, Bellinger not only leads the majors in home runs (24) and RBI (56), but also leads the team in games (59 entering Wednesday) and starts (57 before this game).
This is the 21st year of interleague play, and the Dodgers have gotten less production out of their designated hitters than all but one other team in baseball during that span. Dodgers DHs have hit .230/.311/.335 — only the Expos/Nationals have been worse, with a .634 OPS — and their 10 home runs are the fewest during that span.
In the first three games in American League parks this season — in Cleveland — the Dodgers started Chase Utley once and Justin Turner twice at DH, and Kiké Hernandez saw some time there as well. They were a combined 2-for-13 with a double and a hit by pitch.
Turner is back in the lineup on Wednesday after getting a rest day on Tuesday.