The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed star shortstop Corey Seager on the 10-day injured list with a strained hamstring. Infielder Matt Beaty has been activated off the injured list to take Seager’s spot on the roster.
#Dodgers 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.
— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) June 13, 2019
Seager injured his hamstring on Tuesday, June 11, in the ninth inning against the Anaheim Angels and went for an MRI on Wednesday.
He is expected to miss 4 to 6 weeks. Chris Taylor will fill in at shortstop while Seager recovers.
It is a big loss for the team as Seager was red hot at the place in recent weeks. In 270 plate appearances, he was hitting .278/.359/.468 with eight home runs, a 121 wRC+, and 2.2 wins above replacement.
The Dodgers will hope Taylor can find his swing soon as he is hitting .218/.283/.391 with five home runs and a 77 wRC+ in 193 plate appearances.
Beaty will likely serve as a bench player while getting an occasional start against right-handers. He was hitting .286/.286/.310 in 42 plate appearances before going to the IL with a hip flexor strain.
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