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Corey Seager back in lineup for Dodgers

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Could see time at SS by the end of the week

MLB: Spring Training-Los Angeles Dodgers at Seattle Mariners Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

PHOENIX — Corey Seager is back in the Dodgers’ lineup for the first time in six days, starting at designated hitter against the Indians at Camelback Ranch.

Starting lineups

Pos Indians Pos Dodgers
Pos Indians Pos Dodgers
1B Encarnacion 2B Utey (L)
C Gomes DH Seager (L)
3B Ramirez 3B Turner
DH Alonso (L) 1B Bellinger (L)
LF Naquin LF Kemp
CF Upton C Grandal (S)
RF Barnes CF Pederson (L)
2B Stamets SS Hernandez
SS Castro RF Thompson
Time: 12:05 p.m. PT | Camelback Ranch TV/radio: none

Seager was one of several Dodgers sidelined last week by a virus that ran through the clubhouse, and last played in a game last Tuesday. In three games this spring Seager is 2-for-9 with a double but has been limited to DH duties only as he on a limited throwing program after rehabbing this offseason from elbow inflammation.

Seager is expected to start on Tuesday as well against the Cubs in Mesa. That will also be as DH, as there is no timetable yet for him to return to shortstop, per manager Dave Roberts.

That timetable could be accelerated a little bit, with Seager saying Monday he threw to bases during workouts and that he could play shortstop by the end of the week.

“I think that’s a little ambitious,” Roberts said. “But that’s more on the training staff. If things trend the right way then we will get him in there at the end of the week.”

B game

The Dodgers also got in another game on the back fields in on Monday, with a 10 a.m. MT contest against the White Sox at Camelback Ranch.

Among the highlights of that game were Hyun-jin Ryu, Walker Buehler and Rob Segedin making their spring debuts, but more on them later. Kenley Jansen also pitched an inning against Chicago.

Jansen walked a batter, which is always odd, and also allowed a double to highly-touted White Sox outfield prospect Luis Robert. A steal of third base allowed for this photo:

Photo credit: Eric Stephen | True Blue LA

Jansen escaped the inning unscathed thanks to a double play, and is expected to pitch in an actual Cactus League game on Friday against the Royals.

Edwin Rios had a pair of doubles in the B game, including one against Lucas Giolito.

Game info

Time: 12:05 p.m. PT

Location: Camelback Ranch

TV: none

Radio: none