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.