Tyler Stow, son of Bryan Stow, who was beaten last year at Dodger Stadium, looks up and listens to his father on a big screen before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch of the San Francisco Giants Opening Day baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in San Francisco, Friday, April 13, 2012. Standing with Tyler Stow is Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt (41). (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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.