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Dodgers place Corey Seager on injured list


The Dodgers, as expected, have placed shortstop Corey Seager on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to June 12, with left hamstring strain.

J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports that Seager’s MRI revealed his strain to be either “a particularly bad Grade 1 or a more mild Grade 2.” That’s not as bad as first thought, but the initial estimate is that he’ll miss 4-6 weeks of action.

In response to the IL move the Dodgers have activated infielder Matt Beaty from the 10-day injured list. Chris Taylor is expected to take over every day at shortstop.

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. The Dodgers have a substantial cushion in the NL West, but his absence will definitely be felt.

Trea Turner hits for the cycle

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Nationals shortstop Trea Turner hit for the cycle on Tuesday night against the Rockies, becoming the first National to hit for the cycle since, well, himself back on April 25, 2017… against the Rockies.

Turner led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run to center field off of Peter Lambert. He singled in the second, tripled to lead off the fourth, and hit an RBI double as part of an eight-run seventh inning to complete the cycle.

Turner is the fourth player to hit for the cycle this season. The others:

After completing the cycle, Turner is hitting .286/.343/.494 with eight home runs, 25 RBI, 41 runs scored, and 20 stolen bases in 277 plate appearances this season.