Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager suffered a fractured hand in Saturday’s game, it was announced. Seager suffered the injury when he was hit by a Ross Detwiler pitch in the bottom of the fifth inning in the Dodgers’ 7-0 win against the Miami Marlins.
Seager will presumably join Cody Bellinger, A.J. Pollock, David Price, Dustin May, and Corey Knebel, among others, on the Dodgers’ injured list. There’s been no timeline for Seager to be out announced, other than manager Dave Roberts saying he will be out “for an extended period of time.”
The Dodgers will presumably deal with the absence of Seager by moving Gavin Lux from second base to shortstop, and they could move Max Muncy from first base to second base in the interim. The newly signed Albert Pujols could then fill in at first base, at least until Bellinger, who is expected to go out on a rehab assignment in the later part of this week, returns.
Seager, who just turned 27, is considered one of the top free agents in this upcoming offseason’s class, along with Trevor Story, Carlos Correa, and Kris Bryant. Seager is someone that the Rangers could target this offseason, either with an eye towards keeping him at shortstop and moving Isiah Kiner-Falefa to another position, or to slot him at third base.