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Corey Seager strains hamstring, likely to miss considerable time

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The Dodgers lost to the cross-town Angels last night. That’s bad, but endurable. What’s worse is that they also lost their shortstop, likely for many, many weeks as Corey Seager strained his hamstring.

The injury occurred in the ninth inning as the Dodgers tried to rally. Seager singled and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Alex Verdugo then knocked a  base hit up the middle which would’ve normally scored Seager easily, but he grabbed his left hamstring before reaching third base and then limped off the field.

Seager will get an MRI today, but the Dodgers believe he suffered a Grade 2 strain. The recovery period for that kind of strain is usually at least six weeks.

Seager missed most of 2018 but was hitting .279/.359/.468 with eight home runs in 66 games this year and was heating up of late. With him gone Chris Taylor will likely take over everyday duties. ‘

Tigers sign Austin Romine to one-year, $4.1 million deal

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The Tigers and free agent catcher Austin Romine have agreed to a one-year contract, Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reports. WFAN’s Sweeny Murti specifies that the deal is for $4.1 million.

Romine, 31, has been in the league for eight seasons, all with the Yankees. Across 1,116 trips to the plate, he has hit .239/.281/.366. However, Romine is well-regarded for his defense and game-calling abilities.

Romine will slot in as the full-time catcher for the rebuilding Tigers. They’ll have Jake Rogers and Grayson Greiner behind him.