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Dodgers reportedly offered Corey Seager a contract extension earlier in the season

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The Dodgers’ shortstop is a free-agent this offseason

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Corey Seager is one of the hottest names on the free-agent market. The Dodgers certainly will be interested in bringing him back, but it remains to be seen as to whether or not they’ll reach a deal with him.

According to Jorge Castillo of The LA Times, the Dodgers tried to extend Seager earlier in the season. Obviously nothing transpired from the talks.

Per the article:

The Dodgers offered Seager a contract extension earlier this year, according to people with knowledge of the situation. They would welcome a return. If he does re-sign, the Dodgers could move him to third base or keep him at shortstop and trade Trea Turner. The Dodgers acquired Turner along with Scherzer to play second base in 2021 and move to shortstop in 2022 if Seager left. Retaining Seager would open options.

It makes sense as to why Seager didn’t sign an extension earlier in the year. It would make sense for him to test the market to see if he’d be able to get a better offer. Plus, his agent is Scott Boras so it’s not surprising at all.

Dodgers links

  • Joe David did a Q&A with The Athletic where he talked about his hectic schedule of calling Dodgers games, college football games and NFL games
  • Juan Toribio of MLB.com answers five questions surrounding the Dodgers this offseason
  • Another prospect for the Dodgers is tearing it up and drawing hype in the Arizona League is James Outman. Jim Callis of MLB.com caught up with Outman to interview him.