Dodgers Way News Round-Up: Corey Seager, Kershaw, Pederson
When Corey Seager exited the field for the final time in 2018, it was in heartbreak. The young shortstop would be set to undergo Tommy John Surgery, and the Dodgers were set to make a World Series run without one of their best players.
This year, Seager will return. His goal, just to find the same normal and success from year’s past.
The Dodgers are obviously eager to help him do that and, while they would love him back on the field, they are in no rush to make that happen. Thus, Seager is officially taking the slow route back to the lineup.
Dave Roberts has consistently shared that the plan with Seager is to not even have him workout with the rest of the major league camp. The Dodgers want him on the backfields, reworking his mechanics and swing, slowly working back to a game.
Roberts has said that Seager will need 60-70 at-bats before the Dodgers even consider a game.
Roberts did, however, share that Seager is a “go” with everything but throwing.
“It’s a full go with everything outside of throwing,” Roberts told Sportsnet LA’s, Alanna Rizzo. “The range to the left and right with the hip is a full go. He’s out to 135 feet now with the throwing. He is taking live BP. Everything else is fine except for the throwing.”
Until throwing is on the list of the actions that Seager can do, the Dodgers should not change the speed of the comeback for it is their player they would be hurting.