Corey Seager now will officially be out through at least the All-Star break. On Wednesday, the Dodgers transferred Seager to the 60-day injured list and claimed right-handed pitcher Bobby Wahl off waivers from the Brewers.
The earlier Seager will be able to return now will be on July 16 when the Dodgers are in Colorado.
Seager has been out since May 15 when he broke his hand after being hit by a fastball. In recent weeks, it looked as if Seager was rehabbing well and he would likely re-join the Dodgers at some point before the All-Star break, but soreness in the fifth metacarpal in his right hand has delayed his return.
“I think anything’s possible with this. Our hope was early July. I think Corey would have said the same thing,” Roberts said to the media the other day. “Now, as each day passes, it’s taking a little bit longer. I just don’t know when that could be.
“Now it’s just waiting for this thing to heal up, so he can not have soreness when he’s swinging the bat. Right now I just don’t have a timeline. I just want to see him take some live at-bats first.”
With Seager being placed on the 60-day IL, a roster spot on the 40-man was opened. In the move, LA signed RHP Wahl off waivers. The Dodgers sure do keep their eye on Brewers pitchers, as they’ve now claimed Jimmy Nelson, Corey Knebel, Phil Bickford and Wahl off waivers from them. Well, they seem to be 3/3 so far on those moves.
Wahl has spent parts of three seasons in the big leages, posting an 0-2 record with a 7.63 ERA and 16 strikeouts in stints with the Athletics, Mets and Brewers. He was sent to Triple-A Oklahoma City.