Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager is out of the game for the foreseeable future after breaking his right hand.
Seager was hit by a pitched ball in Saturday night’s win against the Miami Marlins. It was Ross Detwiler of the Marlins who threw the pitch.
According to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, Seager broke his fifth metacarpal- the bone located in the pinky finger closest to the palm. Roberts says the player should not need surgery to repair the injury.
Roberts is not sure of Seager’s exact return date but stated it will likely be at least four weeks. For now, the management is keeping Seager’s hand in a splint and letting it heal itself.
This is not the first injury for the Dodgers this season. Seager is the thirteenth player to be added to the list, joining Cody Bellinger, AJ Pollock, and Zach McKinstry. Players Dustin May and Edwin Rios of the Dodgers are out for the entire season with injuries.
Seager was having an exceptional season prior to his injury. He is batting .265 with four home runs this season. He is also a two-time all-star and earned Major League Baseball’s Rookie of the Year title in 2016. Seager was a pivotal player in leading the Dodgers to their first World Series win since 1988 by winning the 2020 World Series.
While the Dodgers seem to be facing injury after injury as of late, they still have good news coming in with their players. Dodgers’ pitcher David Price is expected to return Monday, May 17, following a hamstring injury.
The Dodgers have also added Yoshi Tsutsugo and baseball fan favorite Albert Pujols to their lineup.