The Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday morning officially activated infielder Matt Beaty from the 10-day injured list and placed infielder Corey Seager on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to June 12, with left hamstring strain.
The 26-year-old Beaty appeared in 17 games for the Dodgers before being sidelined with a left hip flexor strain on June 3. He was batting .286 (12-for-42) with seven RBI. The former Belmont Bruin made two rehab starts for High-A affiliate Rancho Cucamonga, recording two doubles in seven tries for the Quakes.
Seager, 25, left the game in the top of the ninth inning on Tuesday night. Prior to being sidelined, the infielder had recorded a season-best nine-game hitting streak, in which he was hitting .459 (17-for-37) with seven doubles, one homer and nine RBI. On the campaign, the North Carolina native is hitting .278 (66-for-237) with 21 doubles, eight homers and 38 RBI.
According to Bill Plunkett of the OC Register, the MRI administered to Seager showed Grade 1-2 strain. There’s no official timetable, as his eventual return will depend on how Seager progresses through his recovery. However, injuries of similar natures generally linger around a four to six week time frame.
Many reports say that Chris Taylor is expected to get the lion’s share of playing time at shortstop during Seager’s absence.
Thursday night’s lineup vs. Cubs:
- Hernandez LF
- Turner 3B
- Freese 1B
- Bellinger RF
- Taylor SS
- Muncy 2B
- Verdugo CF
- Barnes C
- Kershaw P
(Juan Dorado furnished some information provided in this report)