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Corey Seager to be held out of spring training action this week

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Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager won’t appear in Cactus League action this week due to lingering back and oblique discomfort, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Seager, 22, tweaked his back two weeks ago and hasn’t played since. He seems to believe it’s just a minor setback and that he’ll be ready for Opening Day. The reigning National League Rookie of the Year Award winner hit .308/.365/.512 with 26 home runs, 72 RBI, and 105 runs scored in 687 plate appearances last season.

In the event Seager isn’t healthy enough to start the season, the Dodgers could use Enrique Hernandez or Logan Forsythe at shortstop as both have experience at the position.

Freddie Freeman’s X-rays come back negative

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The Braves got a scare last night after first baseman Freddie Freeman was hit on the left wrist by a Hoby Milner fastball in the bottom of the eighth inning. It was doubly scary given that, less than a year ago, the same wrist was fractured when Aaron Loup plunked him last year, causing Freeman to miss over a month and a half.

Good news, though: the Braves just announced that Freeman’s X-rays are negative and that he’s day-to-day.

On the season, Freeman is batting .288/.468/.492 with two home runs, 12 RBI, and 12 runs scored in 79 plate appearances.