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Chris Taylor will be primary shortstop moving forward

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Kiké will also see time at SS

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LOS ANGELES — For the next month or so, manager Dave Roberts will have to get creative with how he utilizes his shortstop position. Earlier in the week, Corey Seager injured his hamstring, placing him on the injured list. Though there’s no timetable for his return, it’s going to be some time before we see him back on the field.

With Seager due to miss time, the Dodgers will turn to two players to fill the void at shortstop. As we’ve seen in the past, versatility is the most valuable asset a player can bring to this team. Luckily for LA, they have two players that can do just that.

Chris Taylor and Enrique Hernandez will both be splitting time at shortstop, but according to Roberts, majority of the playing time will go to Taylor. “It’s not one versus the other, I don’t think that there is a wrong decision at short.” Roberts said. “He’ll [Taylor] probably get the majority at shortstop in the time that Corey is down. I definitely want Kiké in, but he’s going to play five days a week.”

They both have experience playing short, but it’s no surprise Taylor is viewed as the go-to guy. In his career, he’s played 1,486 innings at the position, as opposed to Hernandez who has only 456 innings under his belt.

“I think that CT is very consistent,” Roberts said. “It’s still mixing and matching and keeping those guys both current.”

Hopefully with more consistent at-bats, both players can start to turn their seasons around. Entering Friday’s game against the Cubs, Taylor is hitting .220 with an OPS of .667 on the season, with Hernandez hitting .212 with an OPS of .668. Regardless of who is playing where, both players are likely going to be in the lineup every day moving forward.