Dodgers, despite Jimmy Rollins’ struggles, don’t plan to rush prospect Corey Seager

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Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins entered Sunday’s action batting a paltry .197/.259/.336 with seven home runs and 18 RBI, which has led to some speculation that shortstop prospect Corey Seager could be on his way up. Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said that Seager won’t be promoted as a fix to Rollins’ woes; rather, the organization has a road map for him that includes more time at Triple-A, per ESPN’s Mark Saxon.

Seager, 21, was taken by the Dodgers in the first round (18th overall) in the 2012 draft. He entered the 2015 season among baseball’s top-ten prospects according to MLB.com, Baseball America, and Baseball Prospectus. In 163 plate appearances with Triple-A Oklahoma City, Seager is hitting .297/.356/.459 with four home runs and 19 RBI.

Blue Jays sign Marc Rzepczynski to minor league deal

Marc Rzepczynski
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The Blue Jays announced on Monday the signing of lefty reliever Marc Rzepczynski to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. “Scrabble,” as he’s affectionately known, spent the first two and a half years of his career with the Blue Jays in 2009-11.

Rzepczynski, 34, hasn’t appeared in the majors since July 2018. He struggled across 44 2/3 innings with the Reno Aces, the Diamondbacks’ Triple-A affiliate, last year. He posted a 5.04 ERA with 36 strikeouts and 28 walks.

While lefty relievers are always high in demand, it seems likely that Rzepczynski will begin the regular season in the minors and serve as organizational depth for the Blue Jays.