Dodgers' Seager (back) misses workout
(TSX / STATS) -- Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager did not participate in the team's workout at Dodger Stadium on Thursday after tweaking his back on a slide Monday night during Game 3 of the National League Division Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Seager is day-to-day and receiving treatment, but Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters Thursday that he expects Seager to be available for Game 1 of the NL Championship Series on Saturday.
Seager, the two-time All Star and reigning NL Rookie of the Year, has also been nursing a right elbow injury he sustained in late August.
"We just felt it was better to keep him inside and getting treatment, and he can also rest his elbow," Roberts said.
MLB.com reports Seager's elbow injury could require offseason surgery.
The 23-year-old Seager went 3-for-11 with a triple, four walks, two RBIs and three runs scored during the Dodgers' three-game NLDS sweep of the Diamondbacks.
Seager hit .295 with 22 home runs and 77 RBIs during the regular season.
Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal also did not participate in Thursday's workout after flying home to Arizona to be with his pregnant wife. Grandal is expected to return to Los Angeles for the team's workout Friday.
Los Angeles will face the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs in the NLCS.
Updated October 13, 2017