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Corey Seager day-to-day ‘right now’ with sprained right thumb

(AP photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

 

The Rangers’ six-game winning streak came to a halt Friday night in an 11-5 loss to the Dodgers to open a three-game series at Globe Life Field. Of bigger concern, though, was the health of their best player.

Corey Seager left the game in the eighth inning with what has been initially diagnosed as a sprained right thumb, and manager Bruce Bochy said that Seager is day-to-day “right now.”

X-rays were negative, and the All-Star shortstop will be evaluated Saturday. He could be sent for an MRI to take a deeper look for structural damage.

Seager was injured diving head-first into second base to beat out a double, his 29th of the season. He connected in the sixth inning for a home run, his 15th of the season and his first against his old team.

It seems unlikely that Seager would play the rest of the weekend. Josh Smith replaced him Friday night, and Ezequiel Duran could be the choice going forward. He became the fill-in for Seager in April and May when he was out with a hamstring injury.

Jeff Wilson, jeff@rangerstoday.com

Jeff Wilson

Sports reporter for two decades. Sports fan for life. Covers the Texas Rangers. Graduate of TCU. Colorado native. Author of Purple Passion: TCU Football Legends (https://t.co/2fmXLyympx). Follow me on Twitter at @JeffWilsonTXR

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  1. deGrom Texas Ranger July 22, 2023

    Right when this guy was closing in on qualifying for rate stats, he got injured. With hitless at bats assigned to cover for those, he would have been 2nd in MLB in batting average, 2nd in slugging, and 2nd.in OPS. I really wanted him to win the MVP, but he can probably finish top 10-15 with no more playing time, and he has a shot to be top 3 if he just misses a few games. Ohtani needs to be traded to the NL so he doesn’t steal the MVP from Seager.

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