Well, this sucks.
There was some hope that it was just a bruise, but it turned out to be a lot worse. Corey Seager was hit on his hand by a pitch on Saturday night. Based on the way it looked and the fact he immediately left the game, you knew it wasn’t good.
Following the game, we learned that Seager suffered a fracture in his right hand. Dave Roberts said that Seager will be placed on the Injured List on Friday, and it looks as if it’ll be some time before we see the return of the 2020 World Series MVP.
The Dodgers will now have to get really creative with their lineup. With Seager out, this likely means Gavin Lux will spend more time at shortstop, with Chris Taylor seeing reps there as well. Second base will now be split between those two, with Max Muncy potentially seeing time at second as well.
This now opens up opportunities for Albert Pujols to spend time playing first base. Who would have thought at the beginning of the day yesterday this could have been a possibility?
Hopefully Seager isn’t out for too long, but from what I’ve read it looks like it could potentially be up to two months.
One day we’ll see a fully healthy Dodgers team.... one day.