Toronto Blue Jays Manager John Farrell restrains Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie as he confronts Home Plate umpire Bill Miller on a strike out call during the ninth inning of a baseball game against Tampa Bay Rays in Toronto on Tuesday May 15 , 2012. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)
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.