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Dodgers’ Top Prospect Corey Seager Out With Knee Injury

(Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

(Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

The LA Dodgers top prospect and one of Major League Baseball’s top prospects, Corey Seager  was diagnosed with a left knee sprain on Saturday afternoon.

The twenty-one year old who is considered to take the starting shortstop position out of camp this season is expected to miss one to two weeks, but according to MLB.com, it’s not anything serious or long-term.

Seager sustained the injury in Friday’s matchup against the crosstown rival LA Angels when he ran to first base after hitting a single.

There are other options to cover the shortstop position, short-term,  while Seager is out. Kike Hernandez, Charlie Culberson, Elian Herrera and Brandon Hicks are all options for the Dodgers.

Seager was drafted by the Dodgers in the first round, eighteenth overall, in the 2012 MLB Draft. Seager started 2015 with Double-A Tulsa where he spent twenty games hitting .375 before his promotion to Triple-A Oklahoma City where he then hit .278 along with thirteen homers and 61 RBIs in 105 games. Last season he made his Major League Debut, playing in twenty-seven games, hitting .337 with four homers and seventeen RBIs.

Bethany Cohen

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