Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez moved his legs, but still in critical condition

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Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez suffered a double skull fracture and brain hematoma when he was struck by a boat last Friday while swimming off the eastern-central coast of his native Venezuela.

Sanchez remains in critical condition at a hospital in Carupano — hooked up to a breathing tube and ventilator — but there have been a few positive signs this week. From MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez

A CT scan on Sanchez, 20, revealed reduced swelling in the pitcher’s head and neck area on Wednesday afternoon, according to agent Rafa Nieves. The pitcher also moved his legs, Nieves said.

Sanchez may undergo another surgery on his skull Thursday and there’s talk of moving him to Caracas or maybe even the United States for further treatment. The right-hander spent the 2014 season at Double-A Jackson. He was ranked a Top 10 prospect in the Mariners’ system last year by Baseball America.

Corey Seager will be included on Dodgers’ World Series roster

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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.