It looks as if the Dodgers’ lineup will be taking a major hit over the next few days, as Corey Seager is currently ‘day-to-day’ with a quad injury.
“There’s a little bit of a quad [injury],” Dave Roberts said to the media on Sunday morning. “It was a left quad. The hydration, cramping, we’re not sure. Today I wanted to give it that extra day and see where we’re at. I don’t see him being available today. Day-to-day.”
Last night, Roberts said that his calf was sore after fouling one off it, but these are two separate incidents. “Just where we’re at, we want to make sure nothing else comes of it. We’ll see where we’re at tomorrow.”
Seager has been the best hitter on the Dodgers so far in 2020. He’s hitting .361 with an OPS of 1.119, along with three homers and three doubles. He has scored eight runs in nine games. Additionally, his 21 hard-hit balls are the most in major-league baseball.
Other news and notes
- Cody Bellinger is back in the starting lineup after being given a day off. Bellinger has been struggling at the plate this season, as he has only one extra-base hit. Roberts said he’ll be in the lineup through the off-day on Thursday.
- Clayton Kershaw makes his 2020 season debut today. “It’s a big boost for all of us,” Roberts said. “Theres a different vibe in the clubhouse this morning. I know he’s ready to go.”
- The roster is set to be shrunk from 30 to 28 players on Thursday. Roberts expects that the team will send two bullpen pieces back to the alternate site.
- Gavin Lux is taking live at bats at the alternate site at USC. According to Roberts, he’s getting closer to returning. He said Lux’s swing is improved but it’s not quite there yet.