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Friday, September 20, 2019

Dodgers’ Corey Seager leaves game with hamstring injury

Corey Seager

Corey Seager left Tuesday night’s Freeway Series game between his Los Angeles Dodgers and the Angels after hurting his hamstring.

Seager was on second with nobody out in the top of the ninth and his Dodgers down 5-3. He led off against Hansel Robles with an infield single and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Alex Verdugo then singled to center, which should have scored Seager. But the Dodgers shortstop pulled up as he approached third base and was grabbing at his hamstring.

Though third base coach Dino Ebel was signaling Seager to head home, the shortstop stopped due to his injury. He was replaced with pinch runner Kyle Garlick.

After the game, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Seager had a grade 2 plus strain and would be going on the injured list.

Seager was 3-for-4 in the game with a walk. After missing most of last season to undergo Tommy John surgery, he has returned and played in 67 games this season. He is batting .278/.359/.468 with eight home runs and 38 RBIs.

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