Corey Seager ‘Likely to Miss a Month’, Placed on IL with Hamstring Injury

During the ninth inning of Wednesday night’s Freeway Series finale with the Angels, the Dodgers’ all-star shortstop, Corey Seager, was removed from the game with an apparent injury to his left hamstring.

The injury appeared to be occur when Seager began rounding third base in an attempt to score on a single off the bat of Alex Verdugo. Kyle Garlick entered the game in Seager’s place, pinch running from third base. Seager’s final line for the game included three singles and a walk.

Early speculations on Seager’s injury pointed towards a Grade 2 plus strain of the hamstring. No official time table was released until Thursday, but Wednesday’s MRI confirmed that the strain that preliminary exams revealed is more extreme than what is actually there.

The MRI showed a Grade 1 to Grade 2 sprain of Seager’s left hamstring, according to Ken Gurnick, a Dodgers beat reporter for MLB.com. Gurnick wrote, “Still, the best guess is that Seager is likely to miss a month.”

In turn, the Dodgers announced Thursday that Matt Beaty would be activated from the team’s injured list, where he was placed due to a hip flexor strain, and Corey Seager would be placed on the 10-day injured list.

Corey Seager is currently batting .278 this year with 8 home runs, 38 runs batted in, and a .828 OPS in 66 games played.

Arrick Joel has covered the Dodgers since 2017. Follow him on Twitter at @ArrickJoel, and follow @DodgersLowDown for more.