Injured SS Seager off Dodgers' NLCS roster
(TSX / STATS) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers left All-Star shortstop Corey Seager off their 25-man roster for the National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs due to an injured back, the team announced Saturday.
Seager suffered a back injury on Monday night in Game 3 of the NL Division Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was injured on a first-inning slide into second base but played the entire game.
Seager, 23, missed workouts for three consecutive days because of what manager Dave Roberts described as a "muscular issue" in his back. Roberts said Friday he was "very optimistic" that Seager would play in Game 1 on Saturday.
Seager batted .295 with 22 home runs and 77 RBIs in 145 regular-season games this season. He went 3-for-11 (.273) with a triple and two RBIs in three games against the Diamondbacks in the NLDS. He was the National League's Rookie of the Year last season.
The Dodgers also dropped reliever Pedro Baez from the NLDS roster, adding infielder Charlie Culberson and outfielder Joc Pederson.
Updated October 14, 2017