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Freese likely to return by end of the week

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And more tidbits from today’s media scrum

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It’s time for the mostly daily injury roundup!

Corey Seager and A.J. Pollock participated in a simulated game at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, while David Freese started running the bases.

Now, these are good signs, as Dave Roberts said the three players will be making their returns sooner rather than later.

Freese may join the team as early as Friday or Saturday, which just a few days from now. He hit the IL with a left hamstring strain on June 23, retroactive to June 21, so he is eligible to be activated as soon as he is ready.

Pollock and Seager will likely come off the IL after the All-Star break. Pollock will probably start on his minor league rehab assignment on Friday. There are no details on which team he may join. Seager, on the other hand, may not need to go on a rehab assignment, Jorge Castillo of the LA Times reported.

The older of the two (hint: it’s Pollock) had surgery on his right elbow in early May due to an infection. Seager’s trip to the IL was due to a left hamstring strain.

While on the topic of Dodgers injuries ... Justin Turner is experiencing some elbow soreness after he got hit by a pitch on Sunday. He is not in the starting lineup, but it seems to just be a precaution. Per Ken Gurnick of, RedTurn2 will be available today.