New York Mets’ Jose Reyes gestures to fans after the Mets defeated the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 in a baseball game on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at Citi Field in New York. Reyes bunted for a base hit in the first inning to enhance his NL batting title chances, then was lifted for a pinch runner as fans booed after what could have been his final at-bat for the Mets. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
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.