There’s no official diagnosis yet on Brandon Webb’s shoulder injury
following multiple MRI exams and he’s expected to seek a second opinion
later this week, but the Arizona Republic now reports that “surgery appears to be a strong possibility.”
The newspaper specifically mentions that Webb may need his labrum
repaired, which is generally considered the worst-case scenario for a
pitcher and carries a much lower rate of succesful recovery than Tommy
John elbow surgery.
“We met and discussed options,” general manager Josh Byrnes said.
“Everyone wants to be sure he takes the right course of action.”
Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager will be on the team’s World Series roster.
Seager, 23, played in the NLDS but was left off the NLCS roster due to a lower back injury suffered in Game 3 against the Diamondbacks. He had three hits, including a triple, in 15 plate appearances in that series. During the regular season, Seager hit .295/.375/.479 with 22 home runs, 77 RBI, and 85 runs scored across 613 PA.
Charlie Culberson and Chris Taylor handled shortstop while Seager was absent. Both players were among the Dodgers’ best performers in the NLCS. With Seager back in the fold, Taylor will play mostly center field and Culberson will return to his bench role.